Beethoven - Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin Vol.3 | Coro COR16154

Beethoven - Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin Vol.3


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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16154

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd June 2017



Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata’s acclaimed series on CORO Connections continues with the third disc in their exploration of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin. Written at a time when the composer was struggling to accept his growing deafness, the three Sonatas on this volume were published together in 1803 as his Opus 30 and provide a remarkable trilogy - a collection of incredible variety and sophistication. The wide compositional range of this set demonstrates Beethoven’s prowess in creating bucolic, even humorous moments, contrasted with deep intensity, pathos and the truly sublime.

Ian Watson has been described by The Times as a keyboard performer with ‘virtuosic panache and brilliantly articulated playing’ and ‘a world-class soloist.’ He was appointed Associate Conductor of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society in September 2016.

Susanna Ogata has been praised for ‘totally convincing, spontaneous and free-flowing playing’ (The Berkshire Review) and her musical ‘sensitivity and fire’ (Boston Musical Intelligencer). A tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society, she was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the orchestra in 2014.

“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 on Vol.2

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