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Piano Sonatas Nos.1 & 2. Scherzo op.4

Alexander Melnikov, piano Bösendorfer
1 CD
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    Johannes Brahms was just 19 years old in 1852-53 when he wrote the first two piano sonatas he deemed worthy of publication. In these extended four-movement compositions he built on the heritage of Beethoven. The fact that Brahms had produced a pair of masterpieces was immediately recognised by his mentor Robert Schumann, who eased his young colleague’s way into the future with his celebrated article ‘New Paths’ of 1853.

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    JOHANNES BRAHMS [1833-1897] Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, op.2 fa dièse mineur / fis-moll · I. Allegro non troppo, ma energico (6'39) · II. Andante con espressione (5'54) · III. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio (4'01) · IV. Finale. Introduzione - Allegro non troppo e rubato (12'53) · Scherzo in E flat minor, op.4 mi bémol mineur / es-moll (9'46) Piano Sonata in C major, op.1 Ut majeur / C-dur · I. Allegro (11'58) · II. Andante (nach einem altdeutschen Minnelied) (5'10) · III. Scherzo. Allegro molto e con fuoco (5'38) · IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco (7'05)

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