Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb major (3) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Download 'Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb major (3)' on iTunes
There's much to savour here thanks to some very fine performances.
Repertoire: Complete Violin Sonatas
Artists: Nikolaj Znaider (violin), Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Label: RCA Red Seal 706106
The three violin sonatas are Brahms at his most appealing. Sure enough, these two fine performers here sound like pigs in clover – not in any self-indulgent sense, but I did catch myself thinking that playing this CD straight through is almost too much of a rich lyrical feast. Take each sonata separately, then, and savour the warmth, depth and command of Bronfman’s accompaniments (does any pianist around today produce a finer, more rounded sound?). There’s formidable violin playing too: while Znaider is sometimes a touch over-sophisticated, his sense of non-stop involvement convinces strongly.