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Brahms Viola Sonatas

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  • Richard Goode's Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas, first released on Nonesuch in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award, is available once again on CD, now at a new, lower price. The box set includes ten individual CD sleeves and a forty-page booklet with the original liner note by the late musicologist Michael Steinberg. "An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." The Guardian calls it "superb." Gramophone says it's "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

  • Richard Goode, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and conductor Iván Fischer tour the US with music from their Nonesuch recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos for the first time. The all-Beethoven program, which varies from night to night, pairs either concerto No. 2 or 4 with two symphonies per night, from among No. 1, 5, 8, and 9. The concerts begin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this Saturday, followed by Lincoln Center in New York City, Chicago Symphony Center, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, and Boston Symphony Hall.

  • About This Album

    Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the pair of sonatas Op. 120, No. 1 in F Minor and No. 2 in E-flat, were the last chamber pieces he wrote and are considered two of the great masterpieces in the clarinet repertoire; the composer also adapted the clarinet part for the viola, making use of the instrument’s lower register. On this album, pianist Richard Goode and violist Michael Tree bring these two works to life, leading the New York Times to find “much to admire in the lavish tone and eloquent shaping of lines” in the performance.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Michael Tree, viola
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York on June 22 & 23, 1981
    Mastered by Vlado Meller, Columbia Recordings Studios, New York

    A&R: Ara Guzelimian
    Art Direction: Ron Coro
    Design: Ron Coro, John Barr
    Photography: Richard Mantel
    Director: Ketih Holzman

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Michael Tree
Richard Goode
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 12, 1982 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the pair of sonatas Op. 120, No. 1 in F Minor and No. 2 in E-flat, were the last chamber pieces he wrote and are considered two of the great masterpieces in the clarinet repertoire; the composer also adapted the clarinet part for the viola, making use of the instrument’s lower register. On this album, pianist Richard Goode and violist Michael Tree bring these two works to life, leading the New York Times to find “much to admire in the lavish tone and eloquent shaping of lines” in the performance.

Description: 

Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the pair of sonatas Op. 120, No. 1 in F Minor and No. 2 in E-flat, were the last chamber pieces he wrote and are considered two of the great masterpieces in the clarinet repertoire; the composer also adapted the clarinet part for the viola, making use of the instrument’s lower register. On this album, pianist Richard Goode and violist Michael Tree bring these two works to life, leading the New York Times to find “much to admire in the lavish tone and eloquent shaping of lines” in the performance.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York on June 22 & 23, 1981
Mastered by Vlado Meller, Columbia Recordings Studios, New York

A&R: Ara Guzelimian
Art Direction: Ron Coro
Design: Ron Coro, John Barr
Photography: Richard Mantel
Director: Ketih Holzman

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

537509

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597957754
Price: 
7.00
Label: 
FLAC (Lossless)
UPC: 
075597949537
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Michael Tree, viola
Richard Goode, piano

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