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Complete Violin Sonatas
Brahms, Anderszewski, Mullova
Complete Violin Sonatas
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Brahms, Anderszewski, Mullova
Title: Complete Violin Sonatas
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 4/15/1997
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028944670929
 

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Among the best available.
doctor_smith | Rowland Heights, CA United States | 12/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are a number of excellent recordings of these classic sonatas, but Mullova's are at the top of list. Intensely warm, musical to boot, lovely and rich and balanced in tone and phrasing, and, above all, judicious. Mullova's technique is unparalleled (she's a finer technician than Anne-Sophie Mutter), but it never imposes on her musicality, and all the beauty and subtlety of Brahm's scores are bought out here. Anderszewski, her long-time accompaniest, is also in top form, imaginative, rich in tone, and warm.It's a real pity that many of Mullova's earlier recordings are unavailable or out of print; her solo Bach is the finest I have ever heard (and I own a dozen recordings of the Bach solo violin works and have heard even more), her Tchaikosvky is assured and polished. It's also a pity that she doesn't record as much as some classical "stars" do (a personal decision on her part). Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this as soon as you can, in case it too goes out of print in the future. Your ears and your soul will thank you for it."
Well, I'd like to say her Brahms is 'Way Cool'!
Santa Fe Listener | 10/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Is it Okay if I say Viktoria Mullova's Brahms is Cool? And I also think Mullova and Anderszewsky are 'Cool' musicians. Mullova's violin has got something transparent and the melody line is transcendental. Anderszewsky,although less known than Mullova, makes a good music partner as a pianist. His playing is so rich and deep in emotion and detail that it almost mesmerizes me. The Two Cool Musicians are a perfect match. There are other recordings by Mutter , Chung, Zukerman, etc. But I strongly recommend this disc. Mullova is 'TRULY HERSELF' in every piece of music she plays. And she explores areas of emotions and rhythm that were never found by any other artist. She has a great intuition as a musician and this recording shows it all."
A Thoughtful Introspective Duo
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who only know of Piotr Anderszewski as a piano recitalist, it is reassuring to hear this recording with violinist Viktoria Mullova collaborating on the three Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Each artist brings to this recital all the fire and intelligence that marks their individual careers and demonstrate how intensely musical they truly are. The lead player here is Brahms and one would have to look far and wide to find artists as sensitive to this composers demands.

The Brahms Sonatas treat each instrument equally. They are conversations in every sense of the word. Anderszewski and Mullova seem extensions of each other, so clear is the communication and the give and take of the musical discourse.

These are beautifully performed works, adding to the recorded repertoire top-notch recordings of some of Johannes Brahms most sensitive chamber works. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, December 05"