Brahms: Complete Violin Sonatas

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Label: IBS
Catalog: IBS-12023

Urroz, Alberto; Tchijik, Vadim

The most important chamber music, as well as beautiful, written for violin and piano. Fantastic version offered by this duo of artist Tchijik-Urroz. The Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78 can be heard as a compendium of the characteristics of Brahms’s very personal embodiment of Romanticism. Brahms’s second Sonata for this medium was composed in the summer of 1886 while vacationing in the Bernese Oberland. Brahms gave the work the formal title of “Sonata for Piano and Violin,” perhaps indicating that the piano part is as important (or more) than the violin part. Sonata no. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108, Brahms achieved a maximum level of economy of means. Composed between 1886 and 1888, it was dedicated to Brahms’s champion Hans von Bülow, a friend and colleague who had once been a staunch supporter of Wagner—before they fell out and became enemies.

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