Brahms: Complete Chamber Music Vol. 4 (CD)

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$39.99
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SKU:
LBM020
Artist:
Pierre Fouchenneret, Eric Le Sage

The sonatas for violin and piano, which were composed on holidays to lakeside forests in the midst of sublime nature where Brahms loved to spend his summers, contain all the contradictions unique to the man who described himself as a wanderer: daring and discipline, naïveté and sagacity, melancholy and joy. Pierre Fouchenneret and Eric Le Sage embark fervently on this adventure, as a new stage in this crazy journey through Brahms’s complete chamber music works, charted by B Records.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Sonate pour violon et piano n°1 Opus 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
  2. Sonate pour violon et piano n°1 Opus 78: II. Adagio
  3. Sonate pour violon et piano n°1 Opus 78: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Sonate pour violon et piano n°2 Opus 100: I. Allegro amabile
  5. Sonate pour violon et piano n°2 Opus 100: II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace
  6. Sonate pour violon et piano n°2 Opus 100: III. Allegretto grazioso quasi andante
  7. Sonate pour violon et piano n°3 Opus 108: I. Allegro alla breve
  8. Sonate pour violon et piano n°3 Opus 108: II. Adagio
  9. Sonate pour violon et piano n°3 Opus 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  10. Sonate pour violon et piano n°3 Opus 108: IV. Presto agitato
  11. Scherzo extrait de la Sonate F-A-E

The Classical Music Collector

"This CD traverses Brahms’ entire output for violin and piano: the three Sonatas and the movement from the composite F-A-E Sonata for which he, Schumann, and Schumann’s pupil Albert Dietrich provided movements. The three canonical Sonatas are beautiful works, written between 1876 and 1888, during Brahms’ summer holidays in lakeside forests, and all possessed of a mellow optimism and almost Schubertian warmth. Fouchenneret and le Sage deliver performances that capture the largely untroubled character of the works; le Sage’s piano has a particularly beautiful tone that suggests a period instrument. The concluding Scherzofrom the F-A-E Sonata provides a sudden burst of energy and ends the CD with a flourish." - Chris Dench