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The works of chamber music that showcase the timbre of the viola, so delicate and so profoundly human, are relatively scarce.
Brahms’ two sonatas, Op. 120, elegant and highly expressive, sublimate the extreme sensitivity of the viola with a simplicity that only perfect mastery of musical composition can achieve. The music of Brahms and Yuri Bashmet's viola were made to meet each other. Admirably accompanied by his daughter, Ksenia Bashmet, he takes us into a world of depth, virtuosity and aesthetic prowess.
As if a butterfly-viola were playing a flower-piano, they fly together in a frenzied pursuit, only to end in the burst of laughter of a chord which we know ahead of time can only be perfect.
1Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1I. Allegro appassionato09:01
2Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1II. Andante un poco adagio05:25
3Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1III. Allegro grazioso04:57
4Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1IV. Vivace06:03
5Rhapsody for solo Piano in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 110:54
6Rhapsody for solo Piano in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 207:35
7Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2I. Allegro amabile09:37
8Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2II. Allegro appassionato06:23
9Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2III. Andante con moto - Allegro07:58