Sonatas for Viola and Piano
Kim Kashkashian viola
Robert Levin piano
Sonata in E flat Major op. 120, No. 2
Sonata in f Minor op. 120, No. 1
Recorded November 1996
ECM New Series 1630
Kim Kashkashian and Robert Levin, musical allies for twenty years, focus their shared knowledge and skills in imaginative and moving performances of these "late works" by Johannes Brahms. Written in 1894, just three years before the composer's death, these sonatas have often been considered as a link between the musical thought of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.