Fauré & Strauss: Violin Sonatas

Fauré & Strauss: Violin Sonatas

by Itzhak Perlman
     
 
For their first Deutsche Grammophon release as a duo, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Emanuel Ax offer two enjoyable works they have played together in recital, Gabriel Fauré's "Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13," and Richard Strauss' "Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18." The Fauré piece, the better known of his two violin sonatas, is a French Romantic

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For their first Deutsche Grammophon release as a duo, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Emanuel Ax offer two enjoyable works they have played together in recital, Gabriel Fauré's "Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13," and Richard Strauss' "Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18." The Fauré piece, the better known of his two violin sonatas, is a French Romantic work in a sweetly lyrical vein, and Perlman plays it with tender feeling, drawing out the soaring emotions of the long-breathed themes, while Ax maintains a propulsive accompaniment that gives the music urgency and, at times, some much needed volatility to balance its serenity. Strauss' violin sonata is a Brahmsian study, in keeping with his early conservative training, and its mannered style provides contrast with the more evenly flowing and assured Fauré. In this performance, Perlman's expression is richer and darker in tone, and Ax plays with calm restraint, despite the technical challenges that seem to invite a showier style. Deutsche Grammophon's recording gives Perlman and Ax comfortably close presence and nearly ideal acoustics for their instruments.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2015
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028948117741
catalogNumber:
002361102
Rank:
39838

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