Brahms: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 / Tamestit, Tiberghien, Goerne

Release Date: 3/5/2021
Catalog Number: 902652
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Number of Discs: 1

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Magisterially rounding off one of the nineteenth century’s most remarkable bodies of chamber music, Brahms’s two Sonatas op.120 call for a virtuosity wholly dedicated to their extraordinary lyricism. Just as in the famous ‘Lullaby’, the melodic line develops with an almost organic naturalness, in close proximity to the human voice. Hence it is hardly surprising in this context to discover two lieder in which baritone and viola are treated as equals, and which are here interpreted by three exceptional musicians!

 

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The playing of these two fine artists offers high-class musical riches at every point, Tamestit finding a ceaseless range of tone-colours that always sounds natural rather than contrived.

 

– BBC Music Magazine

 

If you want to bask in this sonata’s autumnal glow, these players’ expressively meticulous performance will do very nicely indeed.

 

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Cédric Tiberghien (Piano), Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
2. Songs (6), Op. 97: no 1, Nachtigall by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Antoine Tamestit (Viola), Cédric Tiberghien (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Austria
3. Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 no 2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Cédric Tiberghien (Piano), Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
4. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Cédric Tiberghien (Piano), Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
5. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Cédric Tiberghien (Piano), Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1864-84 ; Austria
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