Franck: Violin Sonata; Brahms: Horn Trio - Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Barry Tuckwell
Although Ashkenazy brings a soloist's attitude to the Franck, easily matching Perlman's passionate playing, it's Tuckwell's delivery that stays in the mind - discreet and strongly projected by turn.”
“...Perlman is among the sweetest of violinists, as Ashkenazy is among the most fluent of pianists; in this work the combination is a formiddable one ... an absolutely equal partnership between violin and piano ... a successful balance in the recording which seems to me to be ideal... Perlman and Ashkenazy have chosen to invite Barry Tuckwell to join them in the Brahms Horn Trio ... here again is a very successful performance ... Tuckwell shaping every horn phrase as if it were the only one in the whole of music (and, in passing, as if just playing the horn itself were no technical problem at all)."
Brahms: Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 Franck, C: Violin Sonata in A major