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Beethoven: Sonatas For Fortepiano and Violin Volume 2. Album by Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata

Beethoven: Sonatas For Fortepiano and Violin Volume 2. Album by Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata

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Susanna Ogata, violin, and Ian Watson, fortepiano, join forces to record the complete Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin of Ludwig van Beethoven in four installments. The second CD in the series features Beethoven's tenth Sonata, Op. 96 in G major, as well as the exquisite ‘Spring’ Sonata, his fifth, Op. 24 in F major. Using period instruments for which the music was originally written, Watson and Ogata reveal not only the clarity of Beethoven’s extraordinary musical structure, but also the beauty and lyricism of these two particular sonatas.

Susanna Ogata has been praised for her ‘totally convincing, spontaneous and free-flowing playing’ (The Berkshire Review) and is a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society where she was appointed as Assistant Concertmaster of the orchestra in 2014.

Ian Watson has been described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as ‘a conductor of formidable ability’, and by The Times in London as a keyboard performer with ‘virtuosic panache and brilliantly articulated playing’ and ‘a world-class soloist.’ He was appointed Resident Conductor of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society in September 2014.


Ian Watson
Susanna Ogata


'Their trim, alert reading of Op.24 arguably provides their most effective and expansive vehicle yet…it combines an appropriate sense of idiom with an abundance of vitality, sensitivity and insight, and furnishes Beethoven’s textures with a clarity rarely achieved.'  The Strad

'The sound quality is ravishing! That said, so are the performances. I've known these works for many years and yet they both sounded so fresh here... I shall now have to go out and buy volume I - this is definitely a complete set worth having!' Early Music Review

Track Listing:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No.5 in F major Op. 24 - 'Spring'
1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto expressivo
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto - Trio
4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No. 10 in G major Op. 96
1. Allegro moderato
6. Adagio espressivo
7. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio
8. Poco allegretto


Total Running Time:        50.37