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BRAHMS, J.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Sonata No. 1 (arr. for viola) (Diaz, Denk)


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BRAHMS, J.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Sonata No. 1 (arr. for viola) (Diaz, Denk)

Ever the perfectionist, it was not until 1879 that Brahms completed his first violin sonata, which was to be aptly transcribed more than a century later for viola by the Hungarian violist Csaba Erdélyi. In 1894 the outstanding clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld inspired Brahms to compose several works, including two sonatas, published with an eye to marketability for either clarinet or viola, whose autumnal nuances admirably suit the dark-toned stringed instrument. In each, viola and piano enjoy the status of equal partners, revelling in Brahms’s subtle interplay of melody, rhythm and harmony.

Brahms, Johannes
Erdelyi, Csaba, arranger(s)

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 (arr. C. Erdelyi for viola)
1.   I. Vivace non troppo 00:10:34
2.   II. Adagio 00:07:55
3.   III. Allegro molto moderato 00:08:49

Brahms, Johannes

  Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120
4.   I. Allegro appassionato 00:07:48
5.   II. Andante un poco adagio 00:04:58
6.   III. Allegretto grazioso 00:04:11
7.   IV. Vivace 00:05:02
  Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 120
8.   I. Allegro amabile 00:08:23
9.   II. Allegro appassionato 00:05:16
10.   III. Andante con moto 00:07:09

Total Playing Time: 01:10:05

Brahms, Johannes

Erdelyi, Csaba

Denk, Jeremy; Diaz, Roberto

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570827

Barcode: 747313082773

Physical Release: 04/2010

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