Violin Concerto. String Sextet No.2
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Two masterpieces on one CD!
Isabelle Faust goes back to the roots of one of the most famous Romantic concertos, which is also one of the most difficult from a technical point of view: did Hans von Bülow not call it a ‘concerto against the violin’? Born of close collaboration between Brahms and the violinist Joseph Joachim, the work is a fine testimony to friendship – whereas the Sextet op.36 is directly linked to the love affair between the composer and the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.
JOHANNES BRAHMS [1833-1897]
Violin Concerto op.77
in D major / Ré majeur / D-dur
· I. Allegro non troppo (20'35)
· II. Adagio (8'50)
· III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto (7'38)
String Sextet no.2 op.36
in G major / Sol majeur / G-dur
· I. Allegro non troppo (14'38)
· II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo (6'41)
· III. Poco adagio (8'18)
· IV. Poco allegro (8'04)