BRAHMS: Horn Trio Op.40, Violin Sonata Op.78, Fantasies Op. 116

1 CD - harmonia mundi HMA1951981
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Teunis van der Zwart, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov
original title: Brahms: Trio For Violin, Horn & Piano
collection: Musique d'abord

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  • Brahms was especially fond of the sound of the natural horn, which he saw as the embodiment of Romantic lyricism. Although the valve horn had begun to replace it in the early 19th century, it was for the older instrument, the Waldhorn, that he wrote his Trio Op.40, today still the summit of the repertoire for its unusual forces. Here three young musicians attempted to reconstruct the trio’s original sound as precisely as possible, with conspicuous success!

    “a superb version of the piece by any standard…Very generous in terms of its duration, this is a disc where one truly feels every note has been given the space to make its effect. Definitely a release for Brahms connoisseurs!”
    Calum Macdonald, BBC Music Magazine, Chamber Choice, September 2008

    HMC902219 Brahms Violin Sonatas 2-3, Op. 100, 108, Schumann Romances, FAE Sonata
    “The first Brahms sonata recorded by Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov on period instruments made a big impression...Melnikov’s 1875 Bösendorfer piano sounds splendidly grainy, transparent and powerful, often overwhelming Faust’s gut-stringed violin in Brahms’s louder moments, but blending ideally in the elegiac slow movements.”
    The Observer, 27th September 2015 ***

    “[a] beautifully balanced performance, and the warmth and intimacy of the recording is an excellent match.” CD Review, 5th September 2015

    Presto Discs of 2015 Finalist
    BBC Music Magazine Chamber Choice Nov 2015

  • Teunis van der Zwart
    Isabelle Faust
    Alexander Melnikov

    Teunis van der Zwart [natural horn]
    Isabelle Faust [violin]
    Alexander Melnikov [piano]
  • 1 CD - 1h 19mn 19s
    upc/ean. 3149020198131
    ref. HMA1951981
    release date. 2016-01-08

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