Music for a Saturday - Brahms

Anna Petry (violin) and Anna Buchenhorst (piano) play Brahms' Scherzo from the F.A. E Sonata.

"Though written when Brahms was still very young, the music bears his characteristic qualities: rich harmonic vocabulary, insistent rhythmic vitality, a sure sense of motivic growth and full textures (sometimes, indeed, too full, since the violin cannot always compete in volume with the fistfuls of piano chords--it took Brahms a quarter of a century to solve this problem before returning to the violin and piano genre). Brahms' Scherzo was not only a charming memento of an important friendship, but was also further proof to Schumann that he had met a genius."


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