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Brahms: Piano Works, Opp. 117, 118 & 119 / Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Piano piece in B flat major, Anh. 3/4
>Brahms, Johannes : Albumleaf for piano in A minor
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
>Brahms, Johannes : Canon for piano in F minor, Anh. 3/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Sarabandes (2) for piano, WoO posth. 5
>Brahms, Johannes : Gavottes (2) for piano, WoO posth. 3
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Notes & Reviews:

On this CD you will hear both previously unknown, first recordings of early works alongside well-known late Brahms masterworks. The Opera 117, 118 and 119 from the last years of the composer's life are famous for their musical balance and quasi Zen-like distillation of the composer's life experiences. Quite different are the small pieces from the Brahms'early years: The Albumblatt in A Minor, was only discovered in 2012, a brief canon from 1864 shows the young composer's mastery early in his career, while the Sarabande and Gavotte of 1855 were to be included in a planned suite. This CD provides a very interesting collection of works matched with an equally intriguing interpretation! Sophie-Mayuko Vetter is one of the most remarkable and versatile young pianists. A regular guest on many international stages, she has performs an extensive repertoire ranging from early baroque to avant-garde. A perfect pianist and a sensitive musician is all that you need to characterize Sophie-Mayuko Vetter.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Besides the juvenilia and the three extrovert pieces, this is a performance of such aching beauty, such deep repose, that it borders on stasis. The piano is gorgeous, with an especially sweet and feminine treble ideally suited to Ms Vetter's touch. This disc is dedicated to the pianist's father, who died in July of 2013, so the heartfelt tender quality of playing is surely a personal message and tribute. I was deeply moved and comforted by this recital, even before I knew of the dedication. Two notes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Piano piece in B flat major, Anh. 3/4
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859-1862

>Brahms, Johannes : Albumleaf for piano in A minor
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Canon for piano in F minor, Anh. 3/2
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Brahms, Johannes : Sarabandes (2) for piano, WoO posth. 5 :: Sarabande no 1 a-Moll
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854-1855

>Brahms, Johannes : Gavottes (2) for piano, WoO posth. 3
  • Performer: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (Piano)
  • Notes: Theodor-Egel-Saal, Freiburg (10/23/2012-10/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854-1855