Faust: Brahms - Violin Concerto, String Sextet no.2 (24/44 FLAC)
Faust: Brahms – Violin Concerto, String Sextet no.2 (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Isabelle Faust, Julia-Maria Kretz, Stefan Fehlandt, Pauline Sachse, Christoph Richter, Xenia Jankovic
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Size: 720 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
01. I. Allegro non troppo
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto

String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36
04. I. Allegro non troppo
05. II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
06. III. Poco adagio
07. IV. Poco allegro

Recorded: February 2010, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao (Concerto) & September 2010, Teldex Studio Berlin (Sextet)

Isabelle Faust goes back to the roots of one of the most famous Romantic concertos, which is also one of the most difficult from a technical point of view: did Hans von Bülow not call it a ‘concerto against the violin’? Born of close collaboration between Brahms and the violinist Joseph Joachim, the work is a fine testimony to friendship – whereas the Sextet op.36 is directly linked to the love affair between the composer and the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.

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