Faust, Van der Zwart and Melnikov play the Brahms Horn Trio

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COMPOSERS: Johannes Brahms
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Brahms
WORKS: Horn Trio; Violin Sonata; Fantasien
PERFORMER: Faust (violin), Van der Zwart (horn), Melnikov (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951981

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Brahms on instruments of his time, but Faust’s playing feels excessively emaciated, and despite Melnikov’s artistry the 1875 Bösendorfer sounds like a honky tonk.

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Jessica Duchen