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Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Josef Suk, Julius Katchen


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  London/Decca Chamber Mus Series Catalog #: 421092   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Josef SukJulius Katchen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Josef Suk, violin; Julius Katchen, piano. London 421 092-2
The American pianist Julius Katchen and the Czech violinist Josef Suk – grandson of the composer by that name and great-grandson of Antonin Dvo?ák – recorded the sonatas in London’s Kingsway Hall in March of 1967, just two years before Katchen’s untimely death at the age of 42. Their account remains one of the unsung classics of the catalog, and an especially good value. Suk’s tone may lack the opulence and glow of others who have championed this repertory, but his phrasing and projection of mood are masterly. He is wonderfully partnered by Katchen in these rhapsodic, effectively understated readings. The sound is good, though somewhat grainy in the treble and a bit
Read more shallow in the piano. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

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

Sound Samples

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78: 1. Vivace ma non troppo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78: 2. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78: 3. Allegro molto moderato
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100: 1. Allegro amabile
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100: 2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante vivace
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100: 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andante)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108: 2. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108: 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108: 4. Presto agitato

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