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Leonidas Kavakos has established himself as a violinist and artist of rare quality, known at the highest level for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. International recognition first came while Kavakos was still in his teens, winning the Sibelius Competition in 1985 and, three years later, the Paganini Competition.
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  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00IAD18NM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,805 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Scherzo In C Minor For Violin & Piano (From The FAE-Sonata)
2. 1. Vivace ma non troppo
3. 2. Adagio
4. 3. Allegro molto moderato
5. 1. Allegro amabile
6. 2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante vivace
7. 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andante)
8. 1. Allegro
9. 2. Adagio
10. 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
11. 4. Presto agitato
12. Wiegenlied (Lullaby), Op.49, No.4

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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

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Roy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 April 2014
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It's taken a long time for Kavakos to be snapped up by a major record company after years of making modestly promoted discs for smaller companies such as BIS. (His recording of the Sibelius concerto in it's original and revised forms is one of the best performances of this much recorded masterpiece). His outings either Decca have, so far, been outstanding with a thought provoking Beethoven sonata set and a wonderful Brahms concerto with Chailly. However, I do wonder if he has been 'marketed' into this latest venture. (I'm trying to imaging the 'suits' discussing this 'concept'. "Okay, we need a new recording of the Brahms sonatas. Lots of great names have recorded them so is there anything we can do to put our disc at the top of the heap?" "I know - let's team up our latest signing with Yuja Wang. She's making a big name for herself. Let's show that she can 'do' chamber music too". "Great idea".)

Kovakos appears to be approaching these works with almost a period instrument frame of mind. Vibrato is kept to a minimum, bowing appears to have been calculated to the millimetre, (how I wish he would just SING now and again) and there is a feeling of austerity to his playing. As for Ms. Wang, well, we know that she can play BIG when she wants to but here she seems to doing her very best to keep a lid on her temperament.

The first movement of the G Major sonata has moments of idiosyncrasy. The second subject melody seems, to me, to be starved of feeling. You can almost hear Kovakosis' fiddle and bow begging to be released from their disciplined straight jacket. The pizzicato chords are most odd where the violinist accompanies the pianist. Korvakos spreads them slowly so that the top note sounds late.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kindleson on 1 April 2014
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The Brahms Violin Sonatas are amongst my favourite works in the entire repertoire of classical music. I have listened to these performances this evening and, granted, I need to listen many more times to form a "mature" appreciation. But right now I can think of few disks in my collection of 4000+ that I feel more eager to revisit again and again. Whether or not this disk proves to be the classic I right now feel it must be, the mere fact that I have listened to it with such unalloyed delight and pleasure has led me to want to write this so you might be encouraged to enjoy it as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David W. O. Evans on 13 Jun. 2014
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The combination between these two world class musicians is perfection. The performance is truly beautiful and one which you can return to again and again. Its refreshing nowadays that they very much put the music first- there are no egos on show here, and equally, there is a fine balance between both instruments. I would very much hope that this is the first of many collaborations between them. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe on 24 May 2014
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Having been impressed by Yuja Wang's recordings of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev concertos (with Dudamel), I was interested to hear this exciting and engaging artist in something very different -- chamber music in which virtuosity is subordinate to expression, and where the expression is so different from that of the Russian composer-pianists. How does she do? She does very well indeed; there is no calling attention to oneself here, but rather a self-effacing engagement with another artist, the violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who seems completely attuned to the Brahmsian melancholy that permeates the slow movements of these sonatas but isn't totally absent from the faster ones. Kavakos has a dark, slightly grainy tone that seems just right for these pieces, though comparing these performances with the 1967 Suk/Katchen recordings, the listener might conclude that Suk and Katchen coax a bit more drama and contrast out of the faster movements particularly. And yet, it's clear that their sense of the expressive weight of these sonatas isn't all that far from that of Wang and Kavakos. The recording is very fine, with the balance just right, to my ears (also true of Suk/Katchen). The important thing is that both Wang and Kavakos seem completely in agreement with one another about how these pieces should go, and the word "soulful" comes to mind as one listens. All of Brahms's sonatas for violin and piano are products of his maturity -- this is music by a composer at the height of his powers and it should be in every collection. If you don't have them, this is a good recording to introduce them to you.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bear on 1 July 2014
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Lovely Violin concerto brilliantly played by the Greek lad
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