This CD brings us the following:
Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)
Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2
Performed by Christian Tetzlaff (violin) and Lars Vogt (piano)
Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offer an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by these two artists.
Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888 at the height of his creative powers.
Included is also the Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
The Guardian wrote recently:
“Tetzlaff’s distinctive, quicksilver playing, capable of extreme pianissimo, suits the intensity and introspection in each…The performances are agile, airborne, refreshingly unpredictable and alive with exhilarating freedom.”
Here is Mr. Tetzlaff playing the Nrahms violin concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic: