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Brahms / The Fischer Duo


Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3648  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Abigail Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fischer Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this new release the Fischer Duo beautifully performs the two Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano. This album also includes Two Songs for Alto, Viola (or Cello) and Piano, Op. 91, performed with cello alongside mezzo soprano Abigail Fischer. Since 1971 when they started playing together, the Fischer Duo has delighted lovers of chamber music across the country with performances described as "boldly imaginative and technically assured," (Boston Globe), "intense and persuasive" (Gramophone), and "Soaring lines with both beauty and intensity" (New York Times). The Fischer Duo has been widely praised by music critics for its choice of repertoire. Thoroughly versed in the classical repertoire of Brahms, Beethoven Read more and Schumann, the Fischer Duo has acquired an equally impressive reputation for rediscovering neglected works of the past and for commissioning new pieces from masters such as George Rochberg, Richard Wilson, Samuel Jones, Augusta Read Thomas, Pierre Jalbert and over 20 more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fischer Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fischer Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
3.
Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Abigail Fischer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fischer Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 

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