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Brahms chamber music -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... Walther-Korevaar-Fejér are exemplary in all three works.'

Brahms: Trio Op 114; Viola Sonatas Op 120. © 2013 Geraldine Walther

Florida-born Geraldine Walther violist of the Takács Quartet was principal violist of the San Francisco Symphony for twenty-nine years; previously she served as assistant principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the Miami Philharmonic.

She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute and in 1979 won first prize at the William Primrose International Competition.

With the SFSO she was soloist in concertos of Walton, Piston, Henze, Musgrave, Bartók, Schnittke and Penderecki and also featured in Tippett's Triple Concerto, Britten's double Concerto for violin and viola, Berlioz's Harold in Italy, Mozart's Sinfonia concertante, Martinu's Rhapsody Concerto, Takemitsu's A String Around Autumn and lesser-known works.

I detail her professional credentials for here she is heard in chamber music Brahms at first intended for clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld (1856-1907)...

Copyright © 18 May 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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BRAHMS: TRIO OP 114; VIOLA SONATAS OP 120

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