Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter

Brahms - The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.2

Catalogue numberBIS-2419 SACD
Release date2019-12-06
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time67:12

Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen made their first duo-recording for BIS in 1991 and have released acclaimed recital discs ranging from Schumann and Liszt to Alfred Schnittke, by way of Schoenberg and Hindemith. With the present disc they bring their most recent project to a close: a recording of all the works by Johannes Brahms for violin and piano. These include not only the three well-known and -loved numbered violin sonatas, but also the Scherzo from the so-called F.A.E. Sonata and the composer’s own violin versions of the two sonatas for clarinet and piano. Wallin and Pöntinen open the present disc with Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120, composed in 1894 for clarinet and transcribed for the violin a year later. As the clarinet part extends further down than the lowest note on the violin, Brahms made considerable revisions to the clarinet part, which entailed changes in the piano part, and consequently the printing of a new piano score. This is followed by the second and third violin sonatas, in A major and D minor respectively. Both works were composed during the summer of 1886 in Thun in Switzerland and are clearly related, even though they inhabit completely different expressive worlds.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 16.12
Extra material for download
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2 21:25
01 I. Allegro amabile 08:31 $ 2.07 USD
02 II. Allegro appassionato 05:24 $ 1.31 USD
03 III. Andante con moto 07:30 $ 1.86 USD
  Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 100 21:27
04 I. Allegro amabile 08:54 $ 2.16 USD
05 II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante 06:43 $ 1.62 USD
06 III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante) 05:50 $ 1.46 USD
  Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 22:50
07 I. Allegro 09:04 $ 2.20 USD
08 II. Adagio 04:33 $ 1.10 USD
09 III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 03:10 $ 0.76 USD
10 IV. Presto agitato 06:03 $ 1.57 USD
  Album total 67:12
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
PianoPontinen (Pöntinen), Roland
ViolaWallin, Ulf

Daily Deal
Top downloads is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News