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Artist: Starker, Janos & Gyorgy Sebok
Title: Brahms - Sonatas For Cello And Piano Nos. 1 & 2
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: SPEAKERS CORNER RECORDS
Catalog Number:90392
Barcode:4260019712714 itemnumber=1000114763
Price: $44.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: CLASSICAL
Release Date: 9/6/2013
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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Brahms’s Cello Sonatas could well be described as “romantic expression dressed in classical garb”, filled as they are with the selfsame musical philosophy which is to be found in many of his instrumental works. Although 21 years lay between the two compositions, Brahms remained true to the formal musical language of the Viennese masters, and this brought him – and other composers of his time – the reproach of imitating Beethoven. The unmistakable personal style of Brahms is reflected in the sweeping first movement which is in the manner of a serious song and calls for sensitive but by no means feeble bowing. Starker’s wiry, austere playing keeps a check on any excessive emotion and instead brings the music to life with purity and in great detail. His mellow but keen insight into Brahms’s ingenious harmonies and the levelheaded handling of such enticing tempo markings as affetuoso and apassionato are also beneficial when it comes to the Second Sonata. Here the ramified theme delights the ears not with fickle brightness but with down-to-earth noblesse. The staccato in the Finale is like a fire which does not blaze but glows intensely.." Recording: June 1964 at Watford Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz Production: Harold Lawrence." Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, op. 38 and No. 2 in F major, op. 99 - Janos Starker (cello) & György Sebök (piano)." standard sleeve.

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Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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