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

Composer Johannes Brahms
Performer Roland Pöntinen
Ulf Wallin
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2419 SACD
EAN 7318599924199
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Dec 2019
Total time 67'12


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.
 
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  Johannes Brahms
  Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2 21'48
01 I. Allegro amabile 8'37
02 II. Allegro appassionato 5'27
03 III. Andante con moto 7'44
 
  Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 100 21'52
04 I. Allegro amabile 9'01
05 II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante 6'46
06 III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante) 6'05
 
  Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 23'29
07 I. Allegro 9'09
08 II. Adagio 4'36
09 III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 3'11
10 IV. Presto agitato 6'33
 
  Album total 67'12
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
PianoPontinen (Pöntinen), Roland
ViolaWallin, Ulf

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