[125] Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonatas, Opp. 78, 100, 108

28 Aug

When it comes to Brahms, it seems my preferences lie along “less is more” lines.

Here, as with the Sonatas for Cello and Piano, I am able to focus on the fragile melody and precise playing in a way I was not with the big Symphonies.  Once again there is an almost extrasensory connection between the two performers, driving and pushing each other to ever greater heights, yet always remaining firmly under control.

The violin is more clearly, and appropriately, the star here.  It soars and swoops within the framework provided by the piano, winding and creeping like a vine, engulfing and beautifying the structure.

The swell of the music makes me smile, spontaneously, unexpectedly, repeatedly.

Really, what more could you possibly ask for?

Next Week: Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Owned before blogging? No. (11 of 125 = 9%)
Heard before blogging? No. (19 of 125 = 15%)
Recommend? Yes. (103 of 125 = 82%

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