IV. Presto agitato
This set of Brahms was written as a true duo -- with neither the piano and violin part subjugated to the other. Steinbacher and Kulek are an excellent technical match, and they do well to observe this evenhandedness throughout, matching each other at every turn with fluid decisions and solid, if not particularly arresting, performances. A movement from the "F-A-E" sonata, which was jointly composed by Albert Dietrich, Brahms and Robert Schumann and is often omitted on Brahms' collections, concludes the recording.