Leonidas Kavakos, the exceptional violinist (Daily Mail) follows his spectacular Brahms Violin Concerto recording by teaming up with star pianist Yuja Wang a prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique (The Guardian) for the great Brahms Violin Sonatas
For the three sonatas Kavakos, teams up with Yuja Wang, a former Gramophone Young Artist of the Year.
The album is opened by the feisty Scherzo from the F-A-E Sonata, which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata (along with his friends Schumann and Dietrich). The three violin sonatas which follow were written for Brahms s muse in all matters violin, Joseph Joachim, who also gave the premiere of the Violin Concerto and contributed its cadenzas. The album closes with the instantly recognisable Wiegenlied or Lullaby