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Itzhak Perlman and Emmanuel Ax: Faure & Strauss Violin Sonatas / / WRTI: Featured release for 2015

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WRTI's Mark Pinto, host of the Classical New Releases show, fills you in on the latest and greatest classical music CDs every Saturday at 5 pm. Here are five newly released recordings he recommends.

Another pair of good friends and consummate musicians, Itzhak Perlman and Emmanuel Ax are perfectly matched here in these brilliantly played performances of youthful Romantic sonatas by Fauré and Strauss.  Incredibly sensitive to each other, Perlman and Ax generate considerable heat and excitement in Fauré's sonata, and easily conquer Strauss' theatrical heroics.  Though early works by these composers, each reflects masterly craftsmanship and extraordinary inspiration.  Perlman's and Ax's intense, focused performances and the in-your-face miking of this Deutsche Grammophon release will have you galvanized.