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Sonata for violin and pianoforte in G, Op. 78
1 Vivace ma non troppo. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro molto moderato played by Arthur Catterall (violin) R. J. Forbes (pianoforte)
Brahms's Violin Sonata in G was the first cf his three sonatas for violin and piano. Composed during the summer months of 1878-9 while Brahms was on holiday at Portsohach, it is a fine work, particularly as regards the writing for the violin, v. hich has the predominant part.
' The whole work ', says Dr. Karl
Geiringer in his study of the life and work of Brahms. reflects the a :mosphere of the beautiful Carinthian holiday resort where it was created. It is a composition full of restrained sweetness and that yearnina tenderness which-as so often in Brahms-seems to smile through tears.'


Violin: Arthur Catterall
Pianoforte: R. J. Forbes

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