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Brahms - Violin Concerto

Composer Johannes Brahms
Performer Vadim Gluzman
Angela Yoffe
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
James Gaffigan, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2172 SACD
EAN 7318599921723
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Apr 2017
Total time 72'48


One of Johannes Brahms’s sunniest works, the Violin Concerto in D major was conceived during the summer of 1878, which Brahms spent by the idyllic Wörthersee in Kärnten, Austria. By the end of the summer he was able to send the violin part of the first movement, and the beginning of the Finale to his friend Joseph Joachim.&&& Brahms asked Joachim for advice regarding the writing for violin, and also told him that he was planning a work in four movements. By the time Joachim gave the first performance of the work, on New Year’s Day 1879, the two had discussed the work in depth, Brahms had replaced the two projected inner movements with the glowing Adagio, and Joachim had composed a first version of his own cadenza, which still is the one most often performed.
Vadim Gluzman, who on BIS has previously released Romantic war-horses such as the concertos by Tchaikovsky and Bruch to critical acclaim, now takes on Brahms with the support of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester under James Gaffigan. He combines it with the composer’s Violin Sonata No. 1, written more or less in tandem with the concerto, performing it with his wife and recital partner Angela Yoffe.
 
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  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 39'33
01 I. Allegro non troppo 22'37
02 II. Adagio 8'43
03 III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto 8'13
 
  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 27'17
04 I. Vivace ma non troppo 10'59
05 II. Adagio - Più andante - Adagio 7'18
06 III. Allegro molto moderato 9'00
 
07 Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano, WoO 2 5'55
 
  Album total 72'48
ViolinGluzman, Vadim
ConductorGaffigan, James
OrchestraLuzerner Sinfonieorchester
PianoYoffe, Angela

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