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Brahms & Schumann - Works for Cello and Piano

Catalogue numberBIS-2427 SACD
Release date2024-02-16
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time63:44

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Six years after their acclaimed disc devoted to Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano, Christian Poltéra and Ronald Brautigam now tackle the two cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms, two central works in the repertoire, unquestionably the most important since those by Beethoven.

The First Cello Sonata was composed between 1862 and 1865 when Brahms was in his thirties. He seemed intent on showcasing the lyricism of an instrument that is often compared to the human voice. Composed 24 years later, the Second Cello Sonata makes greater use of the cello’s range, particularly in the upper register. A common feature of these two sonatas is that the role of the piano is never secondary (Brahms was an excellent pianist) and the dialogue between the two instruments is both inexhaustible and complex.

The programme also includes the Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Folk Style) by Robert Schumann, Brahms’s early mentor. Composed in Schumann’s late years, this short cycle reflects the composer’s taste for small, expressive pieces in, as the title suggests, a popular and accessible idiom. These miniatures draw their charm not only from the cello’s marvellous nuances but also from the ‘folk style’.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 24:53
01 I. Allegro non troppo 13:24 $ 2.01 USD
02 II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto 05:22 $ 0.81 USD
03 III. Allegro 06:07 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102 13:40
04 I. Mit Humor 02:38 $ 0.40 USD
05 II. Langsam 02:38 $ 0.40 USD
06 III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen 03:46 $ 0.57 USD
07 IV. Nicht zu rasch 01:48 $ 0.27 USD
08 V. Stark und markiert 02:50 $ 0.43 USD
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99 25:07
09 I. Allegro vivace 08:02 $ 1.21 USD
10 II. Adagio affettuoso 05:54 $ 0.89 USD
11 III. Allegro passionato 06:41 $ 1.00 USD
12 IV. Allegro molto 04:30 $ 0.68 USD
  Album total 63:44
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
Schumann, Robert
CelloPoltéra, Christian
PianoBrautigam, Ronald

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