ANTON RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894): Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 49, Violin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 98.
Catalogue Number: 12K050
Label: Pierre Verany
Description: Dating from 1855, the viola sonata is a lyrical work on the Classical model of Mendelssohn but the 1876 violin piece is a 44-minute monster dedicated to Leopold Auer, full of Germanic Romanticism with hints of Hungarian color in the outer movements. Period instruments. Pierre Franck (violin, viola), Dana Ciocarlie (1857 Erard piano). 2004 release.