Brahms: Symphony No. 2 & Double Concerto - Johannes Leertouwer

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Thomas Cadfael

Dec 8, 2021, 1:15:13 AM12/8/21
Johannes BRAHMS (1833 - 1897)

Symphony No. 2 & Double Concerto

Shunske Sato, violin
Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Project Orchestra/Johannes Leertouwer

recorded: Sept 18 & 19, 2020, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden
[studio recording]

period instruments
lossless (flac)

Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 73

Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in a minor, op. 102

This performance is part of the doctoral research of Johannes Leertouwer.
The subject is the application of what is known about performance
practice in Brahms's time. According to Leertouwer, much is known about
that, but very little of it is applied in performances. In total, four
performances were/are planned. This is the second; on the posting page
you will find a link to the first.
The three main features of performance practice in Brahms's time are: 1)
a sparing use of vibrato, as an ornament; 2) flexibility of tempo; 3) the
use of portamento: the sliding from one note to the next.
The performance of the double concerto is nothing less than a revelation.
Shunske Sato and Pieter Wispelwey are brilliant.

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