Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas

 
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas
Bella Hristova (violin), Michael Houstoun (piano)

[ Rattle Records / 4 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 26 April 2019

The complete Beethoven violin sonatas, 33 wonderful pieces of music, performed by two of the greatest Beethoven interpreters working today. Over 4 hours of beautifully produced, expertly performed Beethoven in a handsome 4-CD hard-cover art-pack.

Acclaimed as a player with impressive power, passion, and control, a beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a musician with an assured international career. She is an ardent proponent of contemporary new music, and is a highly sought-after chamber musician who has performed in many of the premier venues of the world.

Widely celebrated as New Zealand's finest pianist, Michael has enjoyed a thriving career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, conductor, and chamber musician. This release marks his eleventh for Rattle, eight of which as the principal artist, and all of which have been critically acclaimed landmarks of NZ music.

Recorded in the APO rehearsal rooms, Auckland, in September 2017.

Tracks:

1. Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12 No. 1
I. Allegro con brio
2. Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12 No. 1:
II. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
3. Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12 No. 1:
III. Rondo (Allegro)
4. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12 No. 2:
I. Allegro vivace
5. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12 No. 2:
II. Andante, più tosto allegretto
6. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12 No. 2:
III. Allegro piacevole
7. Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 12 No. 3: I. Allegro con spirito
8. Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 12 No. 3:
II. Adagio con molt'espressione
9. Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 12 No. 3:
III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
10. Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23:
I. Presto
11. Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23:
II. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
12. Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23:
III. Allegro molto
13. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 'Spring':
I. Allegro
14. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 'Spring':
II. Adagio molto espressivo 05:49
15. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 'Spring':
III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
16. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 'Spring':
IV. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
17. Violin Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 30 No. 1:
I. Allegro
18. Violin Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 30 No. 1:
II. Adagio molto espressivo
19. Violin Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 30 No. 1:
III. Allegretto con variazioni
20. Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2:
I. Allegro con brio
21. Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2:
II. Adagio cantabile
22. Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2:
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
23. Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2:
IV. Finale (Allegro)
24. Violin Sonata No. 8 in G, Op. 30 No. 3:
I. Allegro assai
25. Violin Sonata No. 8 in G, Op. 30 No. 3:
II. Tempo di menuetto
26. Violin Sonata No. 8 in G, Op. 30 No. 3:
III. Allegro vivace
27. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer':
I. Adagio sostenuto (Presto)
28. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer':
II. Andante con variazioni
29. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer':
III. Finale (Presto)
30. Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96:
I. Allegro moderato
31. Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96:
II. Adagio espressivo
32. Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96:
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
33. Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96:
IV. Poco allegretto