BRHAMS AT ITS BEST-Triology of chamber masterworks in 1886 composed in Lake Thun
March 18, 2012
While on vacation in Thun during August 1886, Johannes Brahms found himself so refreshed and musically invigorated that he proclaimed the area to be "so full of melodies that one has to be careful not to step on any."
The A major violin sonata with warmth and lyrism, the F major cello sonata with such passion and symphonic grandeur, and when the 3 instruments joined force in the C minor trio, one of the most compact work, the trio reflect the epic peak of the Alps, mysterious mist of the valley, the yodeling songs and eerie darkness in The Lake Thun area - A perfect Triptych.
Sonata no. 2 in A major op. 100 for violin and piano
Sonata no. 2 in F major op. 99 for cello and piano
Piano Trio no.3 in C minor op. 101
David Leung, Violin
Rafael Popper-keizer, Cello
Esther Ning Yau, Piano