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2014-03-08 Alexandre Da Costa, violin & Wonny Song, piano

The Audience as Critic: Saturday, March 8, 2014

ALEXANDRE DA COSTA, violin

WONNY SONG, piano

“AIMEZ-VOUS BRAHMS?”

Brahms:          Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major

Brahms:          Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A Major

Brahms:          Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor

An excellent concert. Brahms requires intensity, passion, but also soft lyrical playing, and the artists delivered all of these. It was a treat to hear all three of these suites in one concert. Excellent violin and piano playing. (LD)

From the first note, we could hear the warmth of tone. The ranges of emotion went from serene and delicate to passionate. Everything was done with complete ease and involvement in the music. The music seemed to flow from within. The members of the duo were certainly in tune with one another. Intense and most beautiful playing by piano and violin. The third sonata was especially exquisite its long and perfectly arched phrases. Now we know the weather will warm up – the music is warm enough to melt some of that snow. The encore let everyone leave on a “high”. (VH)

This is a “Best Buy Brahms” with no best before date. In genuine classical form, it will last for generations! Great musicianship from both artists, who seemed fully “in tune” with one another. Two voices  making one wonderful sound. (DL)

Harry- where and how do you keep finding these amazing musicians!! Tonight- such passionate playing, but yet such a gentle touch. Absolutely sublime. (K&D C)

Powerful, intense, sensitive. Incroyable! (KS)

Enjoyed the performance very much. Venue is a great site to keep the show intimate. Thanks! (AM)

Excellent, a most enjoyable concert. (HW)

Great Concert! (RI)

Beautiful! Thank you. (AS)

Excellent Brahms Program. (MPL)