Published: 22 June 2023

Staruch-Smolec, ter Haar, Stanovic and Peres da Costa record Brahms’s Hungarian Dance no. 1

Joanna Staruch-Smolec (violin), Job ter Haar (cello), Neal Peres Da Costa (piano) and Inja Stanović (piano) recorded J. Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 1 under the supervision of recording engineer Duncan Miller held on 30th September 2022 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Listen to the digitised cylinder

Listen to Brahms’s Hungarian Dance no. 1

Listen to Brahms’s Hungarian Dance no. 1 with enhanced bass

Joanna’s commentary

I truly enjoyed this experience for its simple joy of playing together and its spontaneity despite restraining circumstances. The video records beautifully our sincere amazement while we discover how our playing in a bigger group sounds through the phonograph. This seems to be quite an authentic experience in historical terms since it was practically as new for us as it might have been for period performers.

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