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Violin sonatas nos. 1 & 3
Johannes Brahms
Jana Vonáskova-Novaková / Irina Kondratenko

Violin sonatas nos. 1 & 3

CD | Supraphon | 0099925417024 | SU 4170 | 05-14

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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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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
      Vivace ma non troppo
       
      10:45
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 2
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
      Adagio
       
      08:04
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 3
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
      Allegro molto moderato
       
      07:41
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 4
      F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853
      Allegro
       
      11:20
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 5
      F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853
      Romanze
       
      02:48
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 6
      F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853
      Scherzo
       
      05:28
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 7
      F.A.E. Sonata for violin and piano 1853
      Finale
       
      06:58
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 8
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108
      Alroleg
       
      08:14
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 9
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108
      Adagio
       
      04:20
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 10
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108
      Un poco presto e con sentiment
       
      03:02
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
    • 11
      Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor Op 108
      Presto agitato
       
      05:36
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
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