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A SONATA RECITAL

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Loris Blofeld (violin)
Norman Tucker (pianoforte) Sonata in G, Op. 78 Brahms
1 Vivace ma non troppo. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro, molto moderato
Sonata Movement in C minor Brahms
Brahms's Violin Sonata in G was the first of three sonatas for violin and piano. Composed during the summer months of 1878-9 while Brahms was on holiday at Portschach, it is a fine work, particularly from the point of the writing for the violin, which has the predominant part. 'The whole work', says Dr. Karl Geiringer in his study of the life and work of Brahms, ' reflects the atmosphere of the beautiful Carinthian holiday resort where it was created. It is a composition full of restrained sweetness and that yearning tenderness which-as so often in Brahms — seems to smile through tears.'
The Sonata Movement in C minor is a vigorous scherzo forming the third movement of a violin and piano sonata which was composed by Dietrich (first movement). Schumann , and Brahms (third movement), ' in anticipation of the arrival of our beloved and honoured friend, Joseph Joachim '. The whole sonata was broadcast for the first time on July 30.

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Pianoforte: Norman Tucker
Unknown: Joseph Joachim

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