Brey and Nakamatsu ended the first half with a stunning performance of the E minor cello sonata of Brahms. This is an introspective and melancholy piece of considerable beauty. Both cellist and pianist have obviously given the sonata a lot of thought, and probably played it with a great variety of other artists. That aside, the two appeared to have the same concept about the sonata and thus delivered an interpretively unified reading. Many in the audience let the music carry them along and there was a collective sigh at the end before the applause started.
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