Sonata for Pianoforte and Cello

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Tracklist

1.
opus 38 in e minor - Allegro non troppo
08:40
2.
opus 38 in e minor - Allegretto quasi Menuetto
03:18
3.
opus 38 in e minor - Allegro
00:00
4.
opus 99 in F Major - Allegro vivace
05:44
5.
opus 99 in F Major - Adagio affettuoso
04:16
6.
opus 99 in F Major - Allegro passionato
04:16
7.
opus 99 in F Major - Allegro molto
00:00

Description

Why is it that so many classical music listeners today often find the music of Johannes Brahms heavy and cumbersome? Is it possible that today’s instruments and the way we play them affect our judgement of his music? The answers to both these questions are intertwined and probably intimately related to the differences between Brahms’ century and our own as regards the aesthetics of composers and the instruments used in the realization of their musical works. This is also complicated by the fact that during this time music developed in what I would call a disjunctly progressive fashion in which various aspects of musical aesthetics developed at different rates, due to artistic, social, financial and even political reasons….

Additional information

Artists

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Recording date

September 1992

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording location

Resnswoude – The Netherlands

Composers

Editing

Bert van der Wolf

Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

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Format

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Label

Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

François Sarhan

(…) Wispelwey est un musicien formidable, dont le phrasé est toujours extrêmement bien conduit et expressief, le son toujours riche et plein, et Komen est précis, tant comme soutien que comme duettiste(…)

Gazet van Antwerpen

(…) Romantiek betekent voor hem oprechte expressiviteit die je best niet ontsiert met opgeblazen gedoe en andere maniërismen (…)

In Tune

(…) It is quite surprising how utterly right the music sounds on these instruments. (…) (…) This is splendid, thoughtful, dedicated playing on a high level. Komen’s partnership is perfect. (…) (…) This is a sensational duo, not just two musicians playing at the same time. (…) (…) As usual Channel’s loving sound is a wonder. (…)

Fonoforum

(…) In entspannter Spielhaltung bieten die Interpreten eine stimmige Alternative zu romantischer überfrachtung und emotionalem überdruck. (…)

Fonoforum

(…) Das Duo liefert den Beweis, daß auch ohne steten Vibratogebrauch und die Klangwucht eines modernes Steinway eine expressive, klanglich und dynamisch subtil abgestufte Darstellung möglich ist. (…)

Ecouter Voir

(…) Wispelwey est ici un musicien formidable , dont le phrasé est toujours extriemement bien conduit et expressif, le son toujours riche et plein; et Komen est précis, tant comme soutien que comme duettiste.

The Washington Post

(…) is played with technical assurance and generates the right atmosphere for these moddy pieces. (…)

NRC/Handelsblad

(…) En wie Wispelwey en Komen hoort, kan niet anders dan erg opgewonden raken van Brahms (…)

Telegraaf

(…) Wispelwey kan zich meten met de grootste cellisten (…): een lyrische en uiterst gedistingeerde Brahms. De eerste cellotonen van opus 38 voel je in de onderbuik (…)

Gramophone

(…) I don’t think they’d disappoint whatever instruments they played – provided they were accorded the exceptionally truthful, lifelike reproduction they get here. (…)

BBC magazine

(…) Pieter Wispelwey’s performance is transparently cohesive, and has surprising architectural strength. (…)

De Concertzender

(…) Zo kleurrijk en uitgebalanceerd hoort men Brahms zelden (…)

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