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.
Track Listing:Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for Fortepiano and Violin No.5 in F major Op. 24 - 'Spring'
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