Ronald Farren-Price, Johannes Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op. 5 / Johannes Brahms, Ronald Farren-Price
Ronald Farren-Price is the grand old man of the piano in Australia. His international career began with his recognition by the legendary pianist, Claudio Arrau, under whose guidance his distinctive style of playing matured. Here he performs this diverse composition from the early years of Brahms career.
To have completed his third sonata and to bade farewell to this form at the age of only twenty, placed Brahms in a unique niche in musical history. More particularly is this so when the work is endowed with such colossal proportions as well as an enormous range of expression. 1853 was also the year of Liszt's unique contribution to this form. One could not imagine two more radically different constructions than both these edifices.
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