Brahms : 2 sonates pour Alto - Schumann : Contes de fées
Michel Michalakakos, alto - Martine Gagnepain, piano Brahms : 2 sonates pour Alto - Schumann : Contes de fées
A genius! exclaims Robert Schumann discovered the young Brahms September 30, 1853. To say that Brahms is the heir of Schumann. This is the "messiah", who will carry out this fusion of romantic and whimsical to classic balance to which the patientbreathes in and master works. The two men are not they also fed on literature, JeanPaul, Hoffmann, etc.., And great music, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert? No wonder thenthat the four works on this CD similarly affect us by their nostalgia, their widespread pain, their obsession with a Germanic past immemorial. Works of high maturity, almostfinal, they meet across the forty years between them, by the resonant voice "sadlypassionate" and "deep melancholy" (Berlioz) the viola.