- 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