Saturday March 20 at 5pm

Mar 20 5:00 pm

Music Matters YouTube: Brahms 3rd Violin Sonata

Recorded in session at La Grua Center and aired on our YouTube channel. A private link to the concert will be shared with ticket holders and subscribers approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the event, and again 15 minutes before the start of the event. Please note, ticket sales end approximately 1/2 hour prior to air time.

Daniel Kurganov,
ca. 1695 Giuseppe Guarneri violin

Constantine Finehouse,
1886 Chickering concert grand

Johannes Brahms  Sonata No. 3 in d,
Op. 108 (1886-88)

1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
4. Presto agitato

Johannes Brahms began his passionate, sometimes wild third violin sonata in the summer of 1886. In April of that same year, Chickering & Sons, the esteemed Boston piano firm, shipped a splendid rosewood concert grand to their New York showroom. Sonata and piano matured over the ensuing decades, finally meeting late last fall in this remarkable recording.

Daniel Kurganov plays a late-17th-c. violin by Giuseppe Guarneri (Cremona). Its fetching meld of subtlety and quiet power perfectly suits this sonata. Pianist Constantine Finehouse calls on the big Chickering's broad range of dynamics, color, and sometimes sheer horsepower. They use these ideal instruments to summon a degree of realism and viscerality that take this sonata, one of the towering chamber works of the 19th century, to a rare level of beauty and elegance. The famed La Grua acoustic adds depth and loveliness to the duo's incomparable performance.

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