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Johannes Brahms

Jana Vonáskova-Novaková / Irina Kondratenko

Violin sonatas nos. 1 & 3

€ 14.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Supraphon
  • UPC 0099925417024
  • Catalog number SU 4170
  • Release date 02 May 14

About the album

Shortly after the release of the complete Brahms piano trios (Smetana Trio, SU 4072-2), Jana Vonášková
has returned to the German master, this time in tandem with the brilliant Latvian pianist Irina
Kondratenko. In addition to two Brahms violin sonatas, the CD features the F.A.E. Sonata, a work created
jointly by Brahms, Schumann and Dietrich as a gift (and a puzzle) for the celebrated violinist Joseph
Joachim. Although Brahms’s ebullient Scherzo is generally known, the sonata in its entirety has only rarely
been recorded or performed on stages. The letters F.A.E. stand for Joachim’s credo in life: Frei, aber
einsam (Free, but lonely), with the respective notes also being the cornerstones of the work’s motivic
material. Brahms wrote his mature Sonata No. 1 in G major almost concurrently with his violin concerto.
Sonata No. 3 in D minor already clearly possesses the nature of a concertante piece, placing extreme
technical requirements on the performers. Bearing witness to the extraordinary qualities of the violinist
Jana Vonášková are her numerous successes (her debut with the Prague Philharmonia conducted by Jiří
Bělohlávek, victory at the Young Concert Artists Trust in London, Wigmore Hall debut, etc.), as well as
acclaimed recordings she has made as a member of the Smetana Trio. For Vonášková, Brahms is above
all a heartfelt matter.

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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 Vivace ma non troppo
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    10:45
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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 Adagio
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    08:04
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    3
    Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 Allegro molto moderato
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    07:41
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    F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853 Allegro
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    11:20
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    5
    F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853 Romanze
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    02:48
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    F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853 Scherzo
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    05:28
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    F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853 Finale
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    06:58
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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108 Alroleg
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    08:14
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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108 Adagio
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    04:20
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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108 Un poco presto e con sentiment
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    03:02
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    Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108 Presto agitato
    Composer: Brahms, Johannes
     
    05:36

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