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Brahms: Sinfonia in B (original 1853 version of Trio, Op. 8, orchestrated by Joseph Swensen)

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>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8
>Schumann, Clara W. : Romances (3) for violin & piano, Op. 22
>Schumann, Robert : Intermezzo in F major from the FAE Sonata
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8
>Schumann, Clara W. : Romances (3) for violin & piano, Op. 22
>Schumann, Robert : Intermezzo in F major from the FAE Sonata
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
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Notes & Reviews:

Sinfonia in B is Joseph Swensen's orchestration of the little-known original version of Brahms' B major piano trio. In Swensen's own words: "Completed in 1854, it is the largest and arguably the most important of Brahms' published early works, yet it remains nearly unknown to most musicians and music-lovers alike ... The original Opus 8 is, for me, intriguing for many reasons. Not only is it a work of extraordinary quality and emotional depth, written by a composer just 21 years of age, but it is a quintessential example of Brahms' ultra-romantic and forward looking early style." This disc also explores the young Brahms' connection with Robert and Clara Schumann, with orchestrations and performances (as a violin soloist) by Swensen of miniature works by both composers - as well as extracts from the 'F-A-E' sonata (a joint composition by Brahms, Robert Schumann and Joseph Joachim based on the motto 'Frei aber einsam' / 'free but lonely' - Joachim's personal motto).

BBC Music Magazine, July 2012
Clear-textured orchestrations by Swensen, whose violin playing is terrific. Intriguing: the Brahms Trio's early version contains the Beethoven quote that Schumann used in his Fantasie in C.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 7 Radiohuset, Malmö, Sweden (03/23/2009-03/27/2009).



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>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Ensemble: Malmo Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7 Radiohuset, Malmö, Sweden (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Clara W. : Romances (3) for violin & piano, Op. 22
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Ensemble: Malmo Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7 Radiohuset, Malmö, Sweden (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1853

>Schumann, Robert : Intermezzo in F major from the FAE Sonata
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Ensemble: Malmo Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7 Radiohuset, Malmö, Sweden (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Ensemble: Malmo Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7 Radiohuset, Malmö, Sweden (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853