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Encore - Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 / Kyung-Wha Chung, Peter Frankl


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35716   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter FranklKyung-Wha Chung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The playing here is first rate. Chung and Frankl clearly benefited from a long period of rehearsal and communication, as well as an extensive performance process (this disc was recorded in sessions over nine days) and they are at their best in the moments of lyricism, especially in the slow movements and in the opening of the first sonata. They rise to the challenges of the stormier passages in No. 3 too, however, and they are helped by warm, ambient sound engineered by the late and much lamented Christopher Raeburn.

-- Simon Thompson, MusicWeb International
The playing here is first rate. Chung and Frankl clearly benefited from a long period of rehearsal and communication, as well as an extensive performance process (this disc was recorded in sessions over nine days) and they are at their best in the moments of lyricism, especially in the slow movements and in the opening of the first sonata. They rise to the challenges of the stormier passages in No. 3 too, however, and they are helped by warm, ambient sound engineered by the late and much lamented Christopher Raeburn.

-- Simon Thompson, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78: II. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78: III. Allegro molto moderato
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: I. Allegro amabile
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante - Vivace
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D mino, Op. 108: I. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D mino, Op. 108: II. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D mino, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D mino, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato

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