Monthly Archive: November 2008

BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major; Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor; Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor; Viola Sonata No 2 in E-flat Major – Oscar Shumsky, violin and viola/Leonid Hambro, piano – Nimbus (2 CDs)

From 1991, these classic Brahms inscriptions capture the mature artistry of Oscar Shumsky (1917-2000), a musician of phenomenal finesse and exquisite taste. He collaborates with another musical wonder, the pianist Leonid Hambro.