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Nothing short of glorious!

There are many recordings of these works available, so anyone should be able to find one to their taste. These pieces, as with most of Brahms' works, require superlative performers to come to life and they find them here. Kavakos is a sensitive, imaginative partner for Yuja Wang, who just keeps getting better and better with each of her recordings. There is warmth, compassion, and joie de vivre here direct from old Vienna. Delicious music making.

An experiment gone wrong

Kavakos and Wang's Ivesian experiment doesn't work. The goal in any chamber situation is to play with each other. Here, it would appear that both played in seprate rooms, not caring what the other person was doing. Wang's playing is allways stale to a fault, but the surprise is that Kavakos doesn't seem to take Brahms seriously. The wispy, tiny sound he generates here grates against the ears. I'm not really sure what they hoped to accomplish with this album, but I hope it doesn't spark an interst in further explorations from them. -Bz

Biography

Genre: Classical

A Greek violinist and conductor, Leonidas Kavakos has established a reputation as a virtuoso performer in both concerto and chamber repertoires. Raised in a musical family, Kavakos began playing his instrument at age 5 and pursued lessons with Stelios Kafantaris at the Hellenic Conservatory, and later at Indiana University with Josef Gingold. A noteworthy achievement of his youth was winning the International Sibelius Competition in 1985, which he followed with prize-winning performances at the Indiana...
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Brahms: The Violin Sonatas, Leonidas Kavakos
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2014

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