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  • Brahms Violin and Piano Sonatas

The three sonatas for violin and piano are some of my all-time favorites. What amazing compositions these are, which bring us lyrical sounds from a whole lot of scenes in nature.

Every major violinist has learned and performed these. On my iPod, I constantly play the Perlman/Ashkenazy version with – for me – is very satisfying and enjoyable.

Here are Vladimir Ashkenazy and Itzhak Perlman playing the complete Johannes Brahms Sonata Op.108 No. 3 in D minor.

  • 1. Allegro.
  • 2. Adagio.
  • 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento.



For comparison, here is the Brahms – Sonata No.3 D Minor, with Daniel Barenboim, piano, and Perlman:



For another comparison, here are Barenboim and Maxim Vengerov: Brahms’ Violin Sonata No.3, opus 108;



Now let’s listen to two great artists who are no longer with us:
Nathan Milstein/Vladimir Horowitz – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 108

See what you think? Are you happier with this interpretation?



And here’s another amazing artist, performing a different violin sonata of Brahms:
Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Brahms’ Violin Sonatas


Finally, listen to the Johannes Brahms, Violin sonata no.3 in D minor op.108 – Allegro:

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Alexis Weissenberg, piano. Recorded in 1982, and a great performance


Tags: Johannes Brahms, Violin sonata no.3 in D minor op.108, Vengerov, Perlman, Barenboim, Anne-Sophie Mutter

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