Sonatas for Viola & Piano, Vol. 2

December 6th, 2012

Sonatas for Viola and Piano Vol. 2
Johannes Brahms
Franz Schubert
César Franck

MYR008, 1 hybrid SACD, 72:58, (P)2011 (C)2012 myrios classics & Deutschlandradio

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.

In the Press

“This is superb stuff! … I cannot remember having heard Brahms first clarinet sonata (op. 120/1) in its viola version played any better than on this disk … there is, however, much more to enjoy”
— Adrian Cue,


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Sonata for Clarinet (Viola) and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1

  1. I. Allegro appassionato [7:47]
  2. II. Andante un poco Adagio [4:41]
  3. III. Allegretto grazioso [4:27]
  4. IV. Vivace [5:23]

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Sonata for Arpeggione (Viola) and Piano in A minor, D. 821

  1. I. Allegro moderato [11:18]
  2. II. Adagio [3:35]
  3. III. Allegretto [8:48]

César Franck (1822–1890)
Sonata for Violin (Viola) and Piano in A Major

  1. I. Allegretto ben moderato [5:50]
  2. II. Allegro [7:48]
  3. III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia [6:59]
  4. IV. Allegretto poco mosso [6:09]

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