Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas

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00028948384594
RELEASE DATE: 03/04/2020
ADDITIONAL ARTISTS: Carl Seemann
3 CD + 1 Blu Ray Audio

Ludwig van Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas reflect many facets of the composer’s personality and cover most of his mature career. They also bring out many qualities in the musicians who perform them.

Beethoven was ideally positioned to write such pieces: he was a pianist of brilliant technique and improvisatory flair; and understood perfectly the technical demands that could be placed on the violin. He inherited the sonata for piano and violin (which was how he thought of it) in good order from Mozart.

To the graceful, lyrical, well-shaped structures of the older composer, he added even greater interdependence of the parts, an explosive dramatic quality and a hearty sense of humour.

The brilliant interpretations of Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Carl Seemann in their classic 1959 cycle of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas recorded in the Vienna Musikverein (Brahms-Saal) in 1959 by legendary Producer Elsa Schiller are now released in a stunning new 24 bit/192kHz remastering by Emil Berlin Studios as 3-CD + Blu-ray Audio package and as HD/MfiT and Standard digital albums using the new remastering.

CD 1

No. 1 in D major op. 12 no. 1

1. 1. Allegro con brio

2. 2. Tema con Variazioni. Andante con moto (Var. I–IV)

3. 3. Rondo. Allegro

No. 2 in A major op. 12 no. 2

  1. 1. Allegro vivace
  2. 2. Andante più tosto Allegretto
  3. 3. Allegro piacevole

No. 3 in E flat major op. 12 no. 3

  1. 1. Allegro con spirito
  2. 2. Adagio con molta espressione
  3. 3. Rondo. Allegro molto

No. 4 in A minor op. 23

  1. 1. Presto
  2. 2. Andante scherzoso più Allegretto
  3. 3. Allegro molto

CD 2

No. 5 in F major op. 24 “Spring”

  1. 1. Allegro
  2. 2. Adagio molto espressivo
  3. 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  4. 4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

No. 6 in A major op. 30 no. 1

  1. 1. Allegro
  2. 2. Adagio molto espressivo
  3. 3. Allegretto con Variazioni (Var. I–VI)

No. 7 in C minor op. 30 no. 2

  1. 1. Allegro con brio
  2. 2. Adagio cantabile
  3. 3. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
  4. 4. Finale. Allegro – Presto

CD 3

No. 8 in G major op. 30 no. 3

  1. 1. Allegro assai
  2. 2. Tempo di Minuetto ma molto moderato e grazioso
  3. 3. Allegro vivace

No. 9 in A major op. 47 “Kreutzer”

  1. 1. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
  2. 2. Andante con Variazioni (I–IV)
  3. 3. Presto

No. 10 op. 96

  1. 1. Allegro moderato
  2. 2. Adagio espressivo – attacca:
  3. 3. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio – Coda
  4. 4. Poco Allegretto – Adagio espressivo – Tempo I
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