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12th August 2016
Brahms: Violin Sonatas – Tetzlaff & Vogt
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Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo.
Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
External Review Text:
“Tetzlaff’s distinctive, quicksilver playing, capable of extreme pianissimo, suits the intensity and introspection in each...The performances are agile, airborne, refreshingly unpredictable and alive with exhilarating freedom.”
- The Guardian August 2016
“a breathtaking balance of poise and daring...Tetzlaff and Vogt take obvious pleasure in details without losing sight of the larger picture, whether it’s a phrase, a movement or an entire work. Indeed, they sharply delineate the individual character of each sonata.”
- Gramophone September 2016
: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 :
: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 :
: Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 :
: Brahms: Violin Sonata in A Minor "F-A-E" :