Beethoven - Complete Violin and Piano Sonatas | Aparte AP129

Beethoven - Complete Violin and Piano Sonatas


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP129

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 16th September 2016



Pierre Fouchenneret (violin)
Romain Descharmes (piano)


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Violin Sonatas 1-10 (complete)


Pierre Fouchenneret (violin)
Romain Descharmes (piano)


The ten Sonatas for piano and violin constitute a monument of chamber music. The first nine, written over a short period, between 1798 and 1803 (the tenth would come later, in 1812), clearly illustrate the composer's journey towards artistic maturity, from the influence of Mozart and Haydn in the first three sonatas towards a more complex, very modern language of which the 'Kreutzer' Sonata is a perfect example.

Pierre Fouchenneret, one of the foremost representatives of the young generation of violinists, a chamber player who has been singled out for numerous international prizes and distinctions, takes up the challenge of recording this major cycle in three concerts alongside pianist Romain Descharmes, 'a marvel of class and purity', as Christian Merlin so rightly described him. By their refreshing, profound and pertinent vision of these works, going in turn from fieriness to extreme poetry without ever losing sight of the necessary classicism of the style, they take us on a 'non-stop' journey to the peak, the heart of the Beethovenian universe, on the threshold of Romanticism. Magical!

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