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Brahms’ Indian summer Clarinet Sonatas were published in June 1895. He wrote: ‘I say at once that I intend to make an edition for violin, for which some things would have to be changed.’ Taken up by Joachim, this transcription appeared the following month.

Dániel Löwenberg is a pianist whose warmth and depth of tone is ideally suited to Brahms and the emotional nuances of fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian music. In the New Orleans violinist Jenna Sherry, now based in London, he has a sensitive partner to share the journey. She advocates the music commandingly, its rise and fall blooming naturally, her vibrato expressively tasteful and restrained. Production values favour intimacy, opaqueness and muted russet shades. Dohnányi’s Sonata (1911) – a quicksilver Brahmsian homage that doesn’t end quite as one might imagine – is persuasively, sensually championed. Gorgeous.

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