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Music Mountain 2011 #13

From: Music Mountain
Series: Music Mountain 2011 Chamber Music Concerts
Length: 01:56:01

This program was recorded July 24, 2011 and features the St. Petersburg String Quartet plus Alexander Mekinulov, Piano

2001_hall_small This program was recorded July 24, 2011 and features the St. Petersburg String Quartet plus Alexander Mekinulov, Piano
CELLO SONATA # 2 IN F MAJOR,Opus 99 by Johannes Brahms
-Allegro vivace
-Adagio affettuoso
-Allegro apassionato
-Allegro molto

STRING QUARTET # 9 IN E FLAT MAJOR Opus 117  by Dmitri Shostakovich
-Moderato con moto
-Adagio
-Allegretto
-Adagio
-Allegro

QUINTET FOR PIANO & STRINGS (1972-1976)  by  Alfred Schnittke
-Moderato                                                                  
-In Tempo di Valse
-Andante
-Lento
-Moderato pastorale

HISTORIC ENCORE: Mendelsohn: String Quartet in F minor Opus 80 played by the Zapolski String Quartet  [partial]

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This program was recorded July 24, 2011 and features the St. Petersburg String Quartet plus Alexander Mekinulov, Piano
CELLO SONATA # 2 IN F MAJOR,Opus 99 by Johannes Brahms
-Allegro vivace
-Adagio affettuoso
-Allegro apassionato
-Allegro molto

STRING QUARTET # 9 IN E FLAT MAJOR Opus 117  by Dmitri Shostakovich
-Moderato con moto
-Adagio
-Allegretto
-Adagio
-Allegro

QUINTET FOR PIANO & STRINGS (1972-1976)  by  Alfred Schnittke
-Moderato                                                                  
-In Tempo di Valse
-Andante
-Lento
-Moderato pastorale

HISTORIC ENCORE: Mendelsohn: String Quartet in F minor Opus 80 played by the Zapolski String Quartet  [partial]

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PROGRAM NOTES

CELLO SONATA # 2 IN F MAJOR, OPUS 99 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1896)

The Sonata No. 2 in F minor, Op. 99, although written in the Composer’s sixth decade of life, is a work of leonine youth and power. It is certainly at the heart of the cello repertory, beloved by cellists and by audiences, alike.

Brahms liked to spend the summers in Switzerland at Lake Thun, and many of his mature chamber masterpieces were composed in that setting, including this cello sonata, the Violin Sonatas in A Major and D Minor, and the C Minor Piano Trio. The first performance of the F Major Sonata was given on November 24, 1886 in Vienna. The cellist was Robert Hausman, (1852-1909), the cellist of the Joachim Quartet and a great friend of Brahms. The pianist was the composer, himself.

The first performance of the F Major Sonata at Music Mountain was by Naoum Benditsky, the cellist of the Gor...
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