SCHUBERT AND BRAHMS · VIOLA AND PIANO

The programme features recordings of three works by Schubert and Brahms performed by the well-known Bulgarian musicians Georgi Badev and Bojidar Noev. Georgi Badev, who usually plays the violin, is occasionally tempted to play the viola. The musical instrument has been specially made for him by Bulgaria's most famous violin and viola maker and its sound is of highly satisfactory quality. Franz Schubert's masterpiece Sonata "Arpeggione" is a challenge for all artists who venture to perform this work of the early German Romanticism. The duo's interpretation of the piece is strikingly moving and filled with melody, harmonic beauty and virtuosity. It carries the spirit of the age of Classicism, which Schubert was so fond of. Brahms' two Sonatas Op. 120 are among the composer's last works. They unite his poetic, lyrical and deeply emotional feelings and express his emotional trepidation. The two performers overcome with ease and virtuosity the technical and ensemble difficulties that the two works present. The recordings are a historical documentation of both artists' high ensemble and musical culture. Together with their insight into Brahms' style they stand out as examples of excellent interpretation of his music.

SCHUBERT AND BRAHMS · VIOLA AND PIANO

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  • Track Listing

    FRANZ SCHUBERT

    Sonata "Arpeggione"

    [1] Allegro moderato 8'29''

    [2] Adagio 4'35''

    [3] Allegretto 8'21''

    JOHANNES BRAHMS

    Sonata Op. 120, No. 1

    [4] Allegro Appassionato 7'58''

    [5] Andante un poco Adagio 5'38''

    [6] Allegro grazioso 4'00''

    [7] Vivace 4'57''

    JOHANNES BRAHMS

    Sonata Op. 120, No. 2

    [8] Allegro amabile 8'53''

    [9] Allegro appassionato 4'38''

    [10] Andante con moto 7'46''

    DDD 65'37''

  • Participating

    GEORGI BADEV, viola
    BOJIDAR NOEV, piano