BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Mutter Blu-ray 0734618

The filming translates the cosy, almost salon recital atmosphere, to the extent that you feel more like a concert goer than a DVD watcher.

Beautiful performances in great sound in a spectacular setting . . . her playing and understanding of Brahms is profound . . . It is a veritable joy-fest, and Mutter's warm and burnished sound wins the day in every bar; likewise the successive G-major sonata, the opening never more magical and heart-tugging. The finale D-minor is a passionate and extroverted account . . . [Much of the credit] has to be the influence of Lambert Orkis, who adds a depth and maturity of thought that compliments Mutter's own . . . The fact that the two of them have been so involved with Brahms for so long only adds to the unique partnership dynamics and subsequent interpretative quality. The sound is stunning on this disc . . . Accompanying interviews are very interesting as well. This is well worth the investment . . . you will be engrossed, I promise.