Bruno Walter - Piano Quintet, Violin Sonata | Naxos 8573351

Bruno Walter - Piano Quintet, Violin Sonata

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573351

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 12th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Le Liu (piano)
Patrick Vida (violin)
Lydia Peherstorfer (violin)
Sybille Hausle (viola)
Stefanie Huber (cello)
Ekaterina Frolova (violin)
Mari Sato (piano)

Works

Walter, Bruno

Piano Quintet in F sharp minor
Violin Sonata in A major

Artists

Le Liu (piano)
Patrick Vida (violin)
Lydia Peherstorfer (violin)
Sybille Hausle (viola)
Stefanie Huber (cello)
Ekaterina Frolova (violin)
Mari Sato (piano)

About

In the early part of his musical career, before he became one of the most revered conductors of his time, Bruno Walter saw himself as a conductor-composer much like his friend and rôle model, Gustav Mahler. His large-scale Piano Quintet, couched in the late-Romantic idiom, is a powerful expression of Walter’s consummate compositional skill. The Violin Sonata in A major, Walter’s last chamber work, offers a study in expressive contrasts, its unsettled moods reflective of the time in which it was written.

Reviews

Bruno Walter’s fame as a conductor has almost entirely eclipsed his work as a composer, but at first he saw himself as an all-rounder like Mahler, his idol and mentor, and in Vienna his music was promoted alongside that of Zemlinsky and Schoenberg. His 1908 Violin Sonata, given a full-bodied, spirited performance by violinist Ekaterina Frolova and pianist Mari Sato, is an ambitious, sweeping work which, with its melancholy tinge and its restless, halting, slightly exotic middle movement, joins the dots between the sonatas of Brahms and Elgar.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 2 September 2016

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