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Brahms - The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1

Catalogue numberBIS-2369 SACD
Release date2019-06-07
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time65:03

Asked the question ‘How many sonatas for violin and piano did Johannes Brahms compose?’, many lovers of chamber music would probably answer three, and maybe also add their respective keys and opus numbers. When pressed, a number of them would also remember the so-called F.A.E. Sonata, a collaborative effort by the young Brahms, Albert Dietrich and their mentor Robert Schumann. But very few would probably think of the two Opus 120 sonatas, composed in 1894 for clarinet (or viola) and piano, but a year later published in the composer’s own versions for the violin. As the range of the B flat clarinet goes a fourth lower than that of the violin, Brahms had been forced to make considerable revisions to the clarinet part – which in turned entailed changes in the piano part, and consequently the printing of a new piano score.

The seasoned team of violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen have now decided to record all the Brahms sonatas, and the results are being released on two discs, the first one including the first of the ‘official’ sonatas, No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, the F minor Sonata from Op. 120 and Brahms’s Scherzo from the F.A.E. Sonata. Wallin and Pöntinen round off the programme with transcriptions of two of Brahms’s more lyrical songs.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 23:26
01 I. Allegro appassionato 08:05 $ 1.94 USD
02 II. Andante un poco Adagio 05:17 $ 1.27 USD
03 III. Allegretto grazioso 04:41 $ 1.12 USD
04 IV. Vivace 05:23 $ 1.29 USD
  from the ‘F.A.E. Sonata’, WoO 2
05 Scherzo (Allegro) 05:58 $ 1.43 USD
  Sonata No. 1 In G Major, Op. 78 29:30
06 I. Vivace ma non troppo 11:52 $ 2.85 USD
07 II. Adagio 08:06 $ 1.94 USD
08 III. Allegro molto moderato 09:32 $ 2.29 USD
09 O kühler Wald, Op. 72 No. 3 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
10 An die Nachtigall, Op. 46 No. 4 03:54 $ 0.94 USD
  Album total 65:03
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
ViolinWallin, Ulf
PianoPöntinen, Roland

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