Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Antoine Tamestit - Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 - Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 - Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91

Antoine Tamestit, Cédric Tiberghien and Matthias Goerne

Digital booklet

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

It's hard to imagine how anything could have been improved upon with this Brahms recital from three of Harmonia Mundi's most sensitive and interesting artists.
The programming alone is a work of art: the idea of pairing the viola versions of Brahms's two autumnal Op. 120 Clarinet Sonatas inspired by Meiningen Orchestra clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, with three further softly intimate works of his showcasing the viola's similarities with the human voice – viola and piano arrangements of Nachtigall from the six Op. 97 Songs (extra resonant, when Brahms described Mühlfeld as the nightingale of the orchestra) and the famous Op. 49 Wiegenlied, followed by the Op. 91 Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola and Piano.

Then there's the instruments, because for Tamestit and Tiberghien these are just as important to the music's alchemy as the abilities of the performers, and their quest to find the perfect match for the penetrating, multi-shaded tones of Tamestit's Stradivarius viola eventually led them to an 1899 Bechstein piano. The result was two instruments capable of a range of colours and roundness of sound across all registers and through even the most virtuosic of passages; and that's precisely what you hear across the resultant lyrically tender, natural-feeling readings, because beyond the hand in glove chamber partnering you're hearing, their respective tones are both alive with colouristic complexities and verily glowing.
Then, beyond being simply delicious, the vocal quality Tamestit draws out from the famous Wiegenlied melody serves as the perfect overture to the programme's Zwei Gesänge – shaped icing on the cake – yet another perfect combination, Tamestit's lines lovingly encircling and dovetailing with Goerne's own richly warm, gentle baritone, the polished Teldex Studio engineering casting them on satisfyingly equal footings with each other, with the piano just slightly behind.

In short, absolutely gorgeous. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

More info

Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 - Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91

Antoine Tamestit

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: I. Allegro appassionato
00:07:35

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Lyricist - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

2
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: II. Andante un poco adagio
00:04:38

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

3
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: III. Allegretto grazioso
00:04:19

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

4
Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: IV. Vivace
00:05:01

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

5
Nachtigall, Op. 97 No. 1 (Arr. for viola and piano)
00:02:27

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

6
Viola Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: I. Allegro amabile
00:08:37

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

7
Viola Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: II. Allegro appassionato
00:04:53

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

8
Viola Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: III. Andante con moto - Allegro
00:06:58

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

9
Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Arr. for viola and piano)
00:01:33

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

10
Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91: I. Gestillte Sehnsucht
00:05:08

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Lyricist - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Matthias Goerne, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

11
Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91: II. Geistliches Wiegenlied
00:05:07

Johannes Brahms, Composer - PUBLIC DOMAIN, MusicPublisher - Antoine Tamestit, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Emanuel Geibel, Lyricist - Matthias Goerne, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cédric Tiberghien, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

2020 harmonia mundi 2021 harmonia mundi

Album Description

It's hard to imagine how anything could have been improved upon with this Brahms recital from three of Harmonia Mundi's most sensitive and interesting artists.
The programming alone is a work of art: the idea of pairing the viola versions of Brahms's two autumnal Op. 120 Clarinet Sonatas inspired by Meiningen Orchestra clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, with three further softly intimate works of his showcasing the viola's similarities with the human voice – viola and piano arrangements of Nachtigall from the six Op. 97 Songs (extra resonant, when Brahms described Mühlfeld as the nightingale of the orchestra) and the famous Op. 49 Wiegenlied, followed by the Op. 91 Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola and Piano.

Then there's the instruments, because for Tamestit and Tiberghien these are just as important to the music's alchemy as the abilities of the performers, and their quest to find the perfect match for the penetrating, multi-shaded tones of Tamestit's Stradivarius viola eventually led them to an 1899 Bechstein piano. The result was two instruments capable of a range of colours and roundness of sound across all registers and through even the most virtuosic of passages; and that's precisely what you hear across the resultant lyrically tender, natural-feeling readings, because beyond the hand in glove chamber partnering you're hearing, their respective tones are both alive with colouristic complexities and verily glowing.
Then, beyond being simply delicious, the vocal quality Tamestit draws out from the famous Wiegenlied melody serves as the perfect overture to the programme's Zwei Gesänge – shaped icing on the cake – yet another perfect combination, Tamestit's lines lovingly encircling and dovetailing with Goerne's own richly warm, gentle baritone, the polished Teldex Studio engineering casting them on satisfyingly equal footings with each other, with the piano just slightly behind.

In short, absolutely gorgeous. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Martha Argerich & Friends Live at the Lugano Festival 2013 (Édition StudioMasters)

Martha Argerich

A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

A Love Supreme John Coltrane

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 / Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major

Martha Argerich

More on Qobuz
By Antoine Tamestit

Bach : 3 Sonatas for viola [da gamba] & harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029

Antoine Tamestit

Bel Canto. The Voice of the Viola

Antoine Tamestit

Paul Hindemith : Bratsche !

Antoine Tamestit

Paul Hindemith : Bratsche ! Antoine Tamestit

Chaconne

Antoine Tamestit

Chaconne Antoine Tamestit

Widmann : Viola Concerto

Antoine Tamestit

Widmann : Viola Concerto Antoine Tamestit
You may also like...

Robert Schumann: Complete Piano Trios, Quartet & Quintet

Trio Wanderer

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4 Frank Peter Zimmermann

Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suites

Yo-Yo Ma

Bach: Little Books

Francesco Corti

Bach: Little Books Francesco Corti

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Arr. Trio Zimmermann for Violin, Viola & Cello)

Trio Zimmermann

In your panoramas...
François Couperin, the modern harpsichord

A favourite of Louis XIV, François Couperin (1668-1733) was the harpsichord superstar of the 18th century. At the time, the harpsichord was a prestigious instrument which was at the height of its fame (although it would return to obscurity in the following century), and Couperin revolutionised the way it was played, breaking a path that would later be trod by other virtuosos of the period like Dandrieu or Rameau. The Quebecois harpsichordist Olivier Fortin tells Qobuz the story of "Couperin the Great".

Jordi Savall: Music, life and recording

It was a rainy October night in the Bugey. On October nights, it's always raining in the Bugey. It was around midnight. There were fifty of us, waiting in the cold, the wet and the rapt silence at the Ambronay Festival. All of a sudden, and without a sound, Jordi Savall was there, sopping wet in a white raincoat, like Bogart in Casablanca, holding onto a hard case shaped like a human body. Moving slowly, he drew out not a person but a viola de gamba, which he started tuning and stringing with the greatest care. And then the miracle descended upon the auditorium.

Mason Bates' weird and wonderful electronic symphonies

What do you mean, you haven’t heard about Mason Bates (yet)? He is one of the hottest names on the North-American music scene. Born in 1977, Bates is a symphonic and lyrical composer as well as an electro DJ (under the alias DJ Masonic) – two completely opposing genres which he takes great delight in mixing. Around half of his symphonic and lyrical work consists, in one way or another, of electronic sounds. The majority of these sounds are “every day sounds”, which are prerecorded and later put into a score. On the release date of his brilliant opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Qobuz interviewed this extraordinary person.

In the news...