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Fauré & Strauss: Violin Sonatas / Itzhak Perlman, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18
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Notes & Reviews:

Itzhak Perlman, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, celebrates his 70th birthday (August 31) with a new release on UMC/DG - his first new solo album in 16 years. This project brings Perlman together with his longtime friend and collaborator, Emanuel Ax, for performances of sonatas by Gabriel Fauré and Richard Strauss - both works are new to Perlman's discography.

The Observer, 13th September 2015
This is vintage, songful Perlman: each line in the FaurT and Strauss sonatas is beautifully drawn and meticulously judged and everything overlain with an attractive patina of age and experience...it's as though these two veteran performers are taking a wistful look back over long and eventful careers, while still excited by the possibilities to come. A disc to treasure.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2015
It's a real pleasure to find that Itzhak Perlman, after an absence of some years from the recording studio, has lost none of his peerless abilities as violinist and musician. He and Emanuel Ax make a splendid partnership, giving commanding, thrilling performances... [their] evident enjoyment in the music is quite irresistible.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2015
Far from imposing a misty-eyed, old-world maturity on this glorious music, [Perlman and Ax] sound as though they are discovering the music's special qualities for the first time... yet the revelation here is a performance of the Strauss Sonata's central Andante, which creates the impression of two old chums improvising (magically) without a care in the world. Forget the meagre playing time, this alone is worth the price of admission.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC (09/07/2014-09/09/2014).



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>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
  • Performers: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Notes: The Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC (09/07/2014-09/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18
  • Performers: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Notes: The Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC (09/07/2014-09/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887