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Brahms: Piano Works

Jonathan Plowright

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Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2  
1
I. Allegro non troppo, ma energico
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
5:34
2
II. Andante con espressione
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
6:56
3
III. Scherzo. Allegro
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
3:36
4
IV. Finale. Sostenuto - Allegro non troppo e rubato
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
12:24
Variations on an Original Theme in D Major, Op. 21 No. 1  
5
Theme
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:42
6
Variation 1
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:43
7
Variation 2
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
0:58
8
Variation 3
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:13
9
Variation 4
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:09
10
Variation 5
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:55
11
Variation 6
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:15
12
Variation 7
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:49
13
Variation 8
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
0:50
14
Variation 9
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
0:53
15
Variation 10
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
1:23
16
Variation 11
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
5:06
3 Intermezzi, Op. 117  
17
No. 1 in E-Flat Major
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
4:56
18
No. 2 in B-Flat Minor
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
5:44
19
No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
6:59
20
Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 4
Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright
8:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    74:21
"The second volume in what one hopes will be a complete Brahms piano music cycle from Jonathan Plowright charges from the starting gate with engines ablaze and fingers primed for action. In other words, behold the most incisive, dramatic, and multi-dimensional account of the composer’s Piano Sonata No. 2 on disc since Katchen and Arrau!"
- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

Jonathan Plowright presents the second volume in his complete Brahms piano music for BIS, performing a varied program of a Theme and Variations, the Piano Sonata No. 2 and Three Intermezzi, Op. 117. His imaginative interpretations have made Plowright the gold standard of Brahms, bringing tremendous warmth and intimate atmosphere to the German composer's works.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

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