Sophie – Mayuko Vetter performs:
- Brahms: Klavierwerke (Works for piano).
On this CD you will hear both previously unknown, first recordings of early works along with well-known late Brahms masterworks. Specifically, the compositions are:
- Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119
- Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118
- Intermezzi (3), Op. 117
- Canon in F minor, Anh. III/2
- Albumblatt, WoO
- Sarabande in A Minor, WoO 5 posth.
Performed by Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, piano.
The Opus 117, 118 and 119 from the last years of the composer’s life are famous for their musical balance and represent somewhat Zen-like description of the composer’s life experiences.
Quite different are the small pieces from the Brahms’ early years: The Albumblatt in A Minor, was only discovered in 2012, a brief canon from 1864 shows the young composer’s mastery early in his career, while the Sarabande and Gavotte of 1855 were to be included in a planned suite.
This CD provides a very interesting collection of works matched with an equally intriguing interpretation! Sophie-Mayuko Vetter is a remarkable and versatile young pianist.
The three Intermezzi are great favorites of mine, and I have them loaded on my iPod. I listen to them constantly.
Here is the second of the three Intermezzi, Op. 117, as played by Ms. Vetter:
And next, here she is again, performing the 4th of the Brahms Piano Pieces, Op. 119:
Tags: Johannes Brahms, Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, Op. 117, Op. 118, Op. 119