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Brahms: Violin Sonata, Op. 100; Cello Sonata, Op. 99; Schubert: Sonata, D574 / Pieter Wispelwey, cello; Paolo Giacometti, violin

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
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Notes & Reviews:

The summer of 1886 was one of the most prolific in the life of Johannes Brahms. The alpine grandeur of Lake Thun and Brahms' buoyant holiday mood conjured up so many melodies that he declared he was "afraid to step on them." In a few weeks' time, Brahms produced two of his major chamber works, the Cello Sonata op. 99 and the Violin Sonata op. 100, that suits the cello delightfully. These chamber icons are aptly coupled to Schubert's blissfully uplifting Sonata D 574. Wispelwey and Giacometti have been called "exceptionally imaginative and impassioned performers" (American Record Guide), and their collaboration has spawned recordings rated as "fascinating, provocative, almost perverse" (Sunday Times). The first installment of the Duo Pilgrimage was hailed a "successful launch" (Kulturradio) on account of the "unspoken complicity between two virtuosi... who accomplish a sparkling, playful, cantabile account." (Cobra.be)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, The Netherlands (04/2016).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100
  • Performers: Paolo Giacometti (Piano); Pieter Wispelwey (Cello)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162
  • Performers: Paolo Giacometti (Piano); Pieter Wispelwey (Cello)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/1817

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
  • Performers: Paolo Giacometti (Piano); Pieter Wispelwey (Cello)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886