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Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 / Du Pré, Barenboim


Release Date: 04/06/2004 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 62758   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du PréDaniel Barenboim
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim were married in 1967. One of the first things they did as a couple was make this recording of the Brahms sonatas (when it was finished, in 1968, Du Pré was only 23, Barenboim an old man of 25). Their collaboration is an intense one, both in the dark and melancholy E minor work and in the passionate F major sonata, which receives a fulminant performance here, even if its scherzo sounds rather elephantine. Du Pré is much of the time quite rough, but her tone is huge and she wrings incredible expression out of every gesture; Barenboim is musically and sonically in the background, which under the circumstances is fine. Excellently remastered, though at a high level, the analog Read more recording has striking immediacy and depth. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 

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