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BRAHMS: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3, Opp. 78, 100 and 108

Composer(s):Brahms, Johannes
Artist(s) Peskanov, Alexander, piano • Peskanov, Alexander, piano • Kaler, Ilya, violin
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.554828
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Mark Lehman,The Absolute Sound,

"These passionate, magisterial, gorgeously melodic sonatas are a pinnacle of Brahms' maturity. Right from the beginning they are indelible: Who can ever forget the warmly lilting tune that begins the First Sonata? (I remember exactly when and where I first heard it three decades ago.) They inspire Kaler and Peskanov, both absolute masters of their instruments, to such thoughtful , sweet toned, expressively nuanced playing, ideally balanced to bring out this music's subtle contrapuntal interplay, that it can only be described as exalted. Naxos' recording offers a studio rather than a recital hall perspective, but it never feels unduly close. Timbres are rich and natural, nicely focused with neither edge nor blurring. The result is wonderfully involving, and a perfect response to

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Review By Scott Cantrell,The Dallas Morning News,May 2002

"The Brahms...violin sonatas represent the composer at his finest, the music a noble balance of passion and control. And the new Naxos recording of the sonatas, by violinist Ilya Kaler and pianist Alexander Peskanov, goes right to the top of the pile. These are emphatically not sonatas for violin with piano accompaniment. At any given moment, the most important material is as likely to be presented by the piano as by the violin. These Russian musicians are a real partnership, trading the spotlight back and forth. This is warm, deeply felt music-making, Brahms' lines eloquently formed and propelled. The warm, true sonics are ideal."








 

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