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Brahms, Strauss & Thuille: Sonatas

Walton / Grimwood / Brahms / Thuille
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Jcl Records   Catalog #: 516   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussJohannes BrahmsLudwig Thuille
Performer:  Jamie WaltonDaniel Grimwood
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The F major 'cello/piano Strauss sonata belongs to his youth and, together with the Eb violin sonata of a few years later, is a manifestation of adolescent high spirits. (For this reason it was high time we committed this to disc sooner rather than later.) His father Franz was a horn player in the Munich Opera Orchestra and his mother was an heiress of a famous brewing family so it was through his father he grew up steeped in the prevailing musical atmosphere. Franz Strauss was a musical conservative and this, perhaps, is why his son's early works adhere so strongly to classical compositional procedure. Despite the obvious influences of Mendelssohn, and especially Brahms, there is nonetheless an individual voice from the outset Read more characterized by a fleetness of touch and sense of the theatrical which pre-echo his astonishing achievements in the field of Opera. Jamie Walton Becoming renowned for his purity of tone and uncompromising musical nature, Jamie Walton is now being compared by critics to some of the great cellists of the past. Daniel Grimwood With a repertoire which ranges from Elizabethan Virginal music to composers of the modern day, Grimwood is carving out a reputation as one of the most varied and insightful musicians of his generation. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jamie Walton (Cello), Daniel Grimwood (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Daniel Grimwood (Piano), Jamie Walton (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 22 by Ludwig Thuille
Performer:  Daniel Grimwood (Piano), Jamie Walton (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 28 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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