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Sonatas for Viola & Piano, Vol. 2 - Brahms, Schubert, Franck / Tabea Zimmermann, viola; Kirill Gerstein, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
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Notes & Reviews:

Tabea Zimmermann and Kirill Gerstein return to the studio to record the follow-up to their highly praised first duo album. The new disc includes spellbinding performances of three late works by significant 19th century composers: Brahms' mature Sonata in F minor, Schubert's melancholic Arpeggione Sonata, and Franck's splendid Sonata in A major, all masterly performed on viola.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
The Franck is another favorite transcription for violists and cellists. It is very effective this way. Gerstein is clearly having a good time with Franck's dense textures. This is a very wellthought- out reading and rewarding to listen to. Zimmermann has very carefully planned what she does with every note that she plays. The tone she draws from her 1980 Etienne Vatelot instrument is unfailingly radiant and even, and her vibrato is under perfect control. Her intonation is refreshingly flawless. It is a real pleasure to hear viola playing on this exalted level.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1
  • Performers: Kirill Gerstein (Piano); Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
  • Performers: Kirill Gerstein (Piano); Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1824

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Kirill Gerstein (Piano); Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886