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Beethoven – Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2

Catalogue numberBIS-2527 SACD
Release date2021-04-09
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time68:32

2020 saw the release of the first instalment in this three-disc traversal of Beethoven’s violin sonatas – a disc which has garnered distinctions such as Choc de Classica and Cum Laude (Luister), with performances that ‘wed classical verve to a profoundly Romantic spirit’ (Gramophone) in ‘recordings that are conversations by a perfect instrumental pairing’ (BBC Music Magazine). As Frank Peter Zimmermann and Martin Helmchen open the second disc, they do so with the iconic Spring Sonata, Op. 24. Completed in 1801, the work proved immediately popular with a second edition appearing only months after the first publication. There were also numerous arrangements for a variety of forces – including a song based on motifs from the sonata’s slow movement.

Soon after completing Op. 24, Beethoven began work on a set of three sonatas of which the first two are included on this disc. Musically the Op. 30 sonatas continue the development that had begun with the Spring Sonata towards a contrast-rich, symphonic style. Beethoven originally planned to end the first and shortest of the three with the expansive movement that later became the finale of the great Kreutzer Sonata. As this would clearly have ruined the proportions of the work, he eventually replaced it with a set of variations. Closing this disc is the second sonata of Op. 30, in C minor. It is the most important of the set; a genuine Grande Sonate in four movements, and an early example of Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ style.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 ‘Spring Sonata’ 22:11
01 I. Allegro 09:29 $ 2.29 USD
02 II. Adagio molto espressivo 05:23 $ 1.29 USD
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro molto 01:07 $ 0.27 USD
04 IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo 06:12 $ 1.52 USD
  Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1 21:47
05 I. Allegro 07:14 $ 1.75 USD
06 II. Adagio molto espressivo 06:58 $ 1.67 USD
07 III. Allegretto con variazioni 07:35 $ 1.87 USD
  Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2 23:28
08 I. Allegro con brio 07:24 $ 1.78 USD
09 II. Adagio cantabile 07:51 $ 1.88 USD
10 III. Scherzo. Allegro 03:02 $ 0.73 USD
11 IV. Finale. Allegro – Presto 05:11 $ 1.36 USD
  Album total 68:32
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
PianoHelmchen, Martin

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