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Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Perlman, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66945   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanVladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I won't waste space in eulogizing about the ravishing Perlman tone; suffice to say that his seemingly endless flow of full-blooded lyricism fits Brahms's writing like a kid glove... [B]oth artists play with a depth of identification with the idiom that makes the performances both distinctive and authoritative.

-- James Methuen-Campbell, Gramophone [2/1987, reviewing EMI 47403]
I won't waste space in eulogizing about the ravishing Perlman tone; suffice to say that his seemingly endless flow of full-blooded lyricism fits Brahms's writing like a kid glove... [B]oth artists play with a depth of identification with the idiom that makes the performances both distinctive and authoritative.

-- James Methuen-Campbell, Gramophone [2/1987, reviewing EMI 47403]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1983 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 27 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1983 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1983 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78: II. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, 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 minor, Op. 108: I. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: II. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato

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