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Augustin Dumay
Violin Sonatas & Scherzo

Johannes Brahms 1833–1897

Violin Sonata no. 1 in G op.78
Violinsonate Nr. 1 G-dur
/ Sonate pour violon et piano n° 1 en sol majeur
1 I Vivace ma non troppo 11.23

2 II Adagio – Più andante – Adagio 7.57
3 III Allegro molto moderato 9.16

Violin Sonata no. 2 in A op.100
Violinsonate Nr. 2 A-dur
/ Sonate pour violon et piano n° 2 en la majeur
4 I Allegro amabile 8.57
5 II Andante tranquillo – Vivace – Andante –
Vivace di più – Andante – Vivace 6.06
6 III Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) 5.30

Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor op.108
Violinsonate Nr. 3 d-moll
/ Sonate pour violon et piano n° 3 en ré mineur
7 I Allegro 8.31
8 II Adagio 4.50

9 III Un poco presto e con sentimento 3.01
10 IV Presto agitato 5.19

Scherzo in C minor WoO 2 (F–A–E Sonata)
11 Scherzo c-moll / Scherzo en ut mineur 5.32

Augustin Dumay violin, Louis Lortie piano

Violin : Guarneri del Gesù, 1743–44 (ex-Kogan) & Bow : Pierre Patigny (ex-Grumiaux)
Piano : Steinway Model D

Catalogue No: ONYX4133

Though the Violin Sonata no.1 in G major is the first of the three by Brahms that we know today, he had in fact written three (possibly four) earlier violin sonatas which he carefully destroyed at some time. His op.78 is sometimes referred to as the ‘Rain’ Sonata – not principally because of the continual semiquavers of the last movement reminiscent of a gentle downpour, but because its rondo theme is related to Brahms’s settings of two ‘rain poems’ by his close friend the poet Klaus Groth (1819–1899), Regenlied (‘Rain Song’) and Nachklang (‘Distant echo’), op.59 nos. 3 & 4 respectively published in 1873: ‘Cascade, rain, cascade down,/wake for me those dreams again/that I dreamed in childhood...’.

 

 

 

 

 


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Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 1 in G op.78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
11:23
2
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 1 in G op.78: II. Adagio - Piu andante - Adagio
7:57
3
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 1 in G op.78: III. Allegro molto moderato
9:16
4
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 2 in A op.100: I. Allegro amabile
8:57
5
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 2 in A op.100: II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di piu - Andante - Vivace
6:06
6
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 2 in A op.100: III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
5:30
7
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor op.108: I. Allegro
8:31
8
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor op.108: II. Adagio
4:50
9
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor op.108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
3:01
10
Brahms, Johannes
Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor op.108: IV. Presto agitato
5:19
11
Brahms, Johannes
Scherzo in C minor WoO 2 (F-A-E Sonata): Scherzo c-moll Scherzo en ut mineur
5:32

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