The Hungarian violinist, composer, conductor and educator Joseph Joachim was one of the most influential musical personalities of his time.
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At the tender age of 12, with Mendelssohn conducting, he performed the Beethoven violin concerto in London, and later served as concertmaster to Franz Liszt in Weimar. He introduced the painfully shy Johannes Brahms to Robert Schumann, and thus began a friendship that was to last for more than thirty years. The one serious disagreement between them arose as the result of Joachim accusing his wife Amalie Schneeweiss of adultery.
The second subject is developed out of a motif taken from the lied Wie Melodien zieht es mir , a song where the poet compares melodies to the scent of flowers. The opening Andante tranquillo in F major is contrasted against a D minor Vivace. However, it is the Vivace that has the final say. In the summer of , Brahms visited the sunny meadows of Switzerland to relax and compose.
Motivated by the recent Vienna performance of his first Sonata for Piano and Cello, Brahms found inspiration and composed five other chamber music works simultaneously-the second Sonata for Piano and Cello, the second and third sonatas for Piano and Violin, the third Piano Trio, and the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.
The Sonata in A Major is charcterized by gracious melodies.
The score is marked with Brahms' constant reminders to the performers: It consists of three movements, with the middle movement doing service as both a slow movement and a scherzo: By giving the work the formal title of "Sonata for Piano and Violin", rather than the more usual "Sonata for Violin and Piano", Brahms indicated the piano part was just as important as the violin part. Although they were musical rivals, Brahms was a great admirer of Wagner's music,  but whether this was a deliberate quotation on Brahms's part is open to speculation.
Nevertheless, the sonata has often been subtitled the "Meistersinger" Sonata. Motifs from three of the songs Brahms wrote that summer with Hermine Spies 's voice in mind  appear fleetingly in the sonata: An outstanding quotation of Brahms' own music can also be found at bar 89 in the last movement.
Violin Sonata No.2, Op (Brahms, Johannes) Composition Year, Genre Categories Performers, Isaac Stern (violon), Alexander Zakin (piano). The Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. ("Thun" or "Meistersinger"), by Johannes Brahms was written while spending the summer of in Thun By giving the work the formal title of "Sonata for Piano and Violin", rather than the more.
Brahms's friend the poet Josef Widmann later wrote a poem to be accompanied by the sonata. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.