Whatever choices you make, remember Brahms's reply to a musician asking for advice: 'Play it how you like, but play it beautifully''

Paul Silverthorne speaks about performing Brahms’s Second Viola Sonata to The Strad, and performs the entire work in the video above.

Silverthorne continues The Strad’s marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with a two-part article on the Brahms Viola Sonata op.120 no.2 – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in our October 2016 and February 2017 issues.



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Watch: The Strad Masterclass: violist Maxim Rysanov on Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata