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Brahms, Wagner, Schutz, Fanny Mendelssohn

With soloist Leonidas Kavakos in Brahms's Violin Sonata No 1, Katarina Karneus (mezzo) in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder and Trio Ex Aequo performing Fanny Mendelssohn's Piano Trio.

Ian Skelly introduces performances recorded in concert halls on the Continent. Katarina Karnéus sings Wagner in Prague and Leonidas Kavakos tonight begins his traversal of all three of Brahms's violin sonatas. And, looking ahead to International Women's Day on Tuesday, there's a performance from Madrid of Fanny Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, a beautiful, mid-Romantic work completed in the last years of her short life.

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Yuja Wang (piano)
rec. Musikverein, Vienna

Wesendonck Lieder
Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano),
Czech Philharmonic, Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)
rec. Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague

Heinrich Schütz
Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn, SWV 40
Berlin Radio Chorus, Gijs Leenaars (director)
rec. Passionskirche, Berlin

Fanny Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 11
Ex Aequo Trio
rec. Fundación Juan March, Madrid.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Fanny Hensel

    Schwanenlied from Songs Op.1 No.1

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No.1 In G Major Op.78

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Yuja Wang.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Ist Nicht Ephraim Mein Teurer Sohn? Swv.40

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Conductor: Gijs Leenaars.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Piano Trio In D Minor Op.11

    Ensemble: Ex Aequo Trio.


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