Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pablo Ferrández, Czech Philharmonic Brahms – Double Concerto / Piano Trio - 2022 Classical - Black Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm 2 LP

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Double Concerto / Piano Trio 
Label: Sony Classical – 19658741101
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, 180 Gram
Country: Europe
Released: Nov 4, 2022
Genre: Classical
Style: Romantic
Concerto For Violin, Cello And Orchestra In A Minor "Double Concerto" Op. 102 = Konzert Für Violine, Cello Und Orchester A-Moll »Doppelkonzert«
Composed By – Johannes Brahms
A1  I Allegro   
B1 II Andante  
B2 III Vivace Non Troppo – Poco Meno Allegro 
Trio For Piano, Violin And Cello In G Minor Op. 17 = Trio Für Klavier, Violine Und Cello G-Moll
Composed By – Clara Schumann
C1 I Allegro Moderato      
C2 II Scherzo. Tempo Di Menuetto – Trio      
D1 III Andante 
D2 IV Allegretto     
"Intensity is the name of the game in Brahms, and not just in the most lively moments. The opening cello cadenza calls for moments of musical struggle, even conflict. Ferrández brings out these qualities very nicely indeed but creates balances in the more tender parts of his solo, which (thanks to nuanced vibratos) have at times an achingly whispery quality. Mutter has her own moments to shine as well–listen to the short solo at 1’51” that swiftly transforms shades of piano into a bold forte. The same passage on her older recording is lovely, but I prefer the more raw and poignant edge she gives to the softer moments in the newer interpretation.
The third movement is the real highlight of the concerto. Once again, it opens with some fine playing from Ferrández, whose bow control lends to his solo two distinct perspectives: the first, a blend of resonance and buoyancy and the second, a supple and satisfying sostenuto in the legato passages. I do prefer his tempo to the noticeably slower one from Meneses, as it brings out the theme’s dance-like feel. The timbre of Ferrández’s cello itself is also a bit smoother. Mutter enters a few moments later with the same material; while the synchronicity of phrasing and articulation is evidently well thought-out, it’s nice to hear her unique personality come through. The rather jovial buoyancy of the cello translates into a lighter, elegant presence in the violin. Both performers not only show excellent attention to the articulation and intricacies of the composer’s textures throughout, but also to the sometimes-abrupt change in character (i.e. 0’41”-0’53”)." (TheClassicReview)
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Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Color Black