Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano & Violin V4 | Watson, Ogata – The Sixteen

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Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin, Volume 4. Album by Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata



Album Description

Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata’s acclaimed series on CORO Connections continues with the fourth disc in their exploration of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin. The Opus 12 Sonatas that are explored on this final volume are among the most Mozartian of the sonatas. They are, however, filled with Beethoven’s inimitable voice, from the assertive Sonata No. 1, in the violin’s most brilliant and sonorous key of D major, to the pianistically brilliant No. 3 in E flat with its cascades of triplets and sextuplets. Unmistakably Beethoven!


Ian Watson
Susanna Ogata


'Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata offer stylish and invigorating performances. Watson negotiates the cascades of notes in the virtuoso opening movement of the E flat major last sonata with admirable fluency, and both he and Ogata have just the right amount of expressive flexibility in the rondo from the A-major second work.' BBC Music Magazine  Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★★

'Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata serve up a tasteful repast that is idiomatically presented and vividly characterised. Rhythms are poised, articulation is crisp and phrases are finely drawn.' The Strad

Track Listing:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No. 1 in D major, Op. 12
1. Allegro con brio
2. Tema con Variazioni. Andante con moto
3. Rondo. Allegro

Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No. 2 in A major, Op. 12
4. Allegro vivace
5. Andante, più tosto Allegretto
6. Allegro piacevole

Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12
7. Allegro con spirito
8. Adagio con molta espressione
9. Rondo. Allegro molto

Total Running Time   56.32

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