Tall Poppies Records is proud to release this fine recording by a talented young Australian violinist, Ben Breen, who lives in New York working as a musician and sommelier. Breen has a special affinity with the Brahms sonatas, and for this recording has teamed up with veteran American pianist Milton Kaye.
Now in his nineties, Kaye has had a distinguished career, which included the premiere of Shostakovich’s 1st Piano Concerto in the USA, and war-time tours with the legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, with whom he also recorded extensively.
This recording was made in New York and mastered in Sydney.
The CD features a delectable illustration by artist Bill Leak (daily editorial cartoonist for The Australian) and extensive illustrated notes by musicologist Benjamin Folkman.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108