“Brahms: The Three Violin Sonatas”
Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2,
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 (Regen-Sonate, Rain Sonata, Regenlied),
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 (Meistersinger Sonata),
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.
Louis Lortie (Piano), Augustin Dumay (Violin).
Following their critically acclaimed recording of the Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas for ONYX, Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie turn now to Brahms. His 3 Sonatas for violin and piano form the most important body of music for this combination after the 10 Beethoven sonatas.
From the reflective melancholy of the G major, to the sunny A major and ending with the grand and passionate D minor work, Brahms’s creative genius pushed the violin sonata form into new territory and reveal Brahms at the height of his powers.