Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 3, 7 & 10 | Mirare MIR360

Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 3, 7 & 10


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Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR360

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 22nd September 2017



With these three sonatas for piano and violin, Baptiste Lopez and Maude Gratton give us an overview of fifteen years in Beethoven’s life; the joie de vivre of the impetuous young composer, still strongly influenced by Classical forms, gradually gives way to a violent aesthetic break, the eccentricity of which was decried by contemporary critics. If, in Beethoven’s view, music confronts humanity with the difficulties of our condition, it also enables us to overcome them; the composer himself transcended his battle against deafness by finding in it the profundity of a creative force.

Born in 1980, Baptiste Lopez studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in the class of Jean-Jacques Kantorow, obtaining his diploma in 2005. Baptiste joined the Gaudi Quartet in 2003, where he played first violin between 2006 and 2008, and he is regularly invited to play with prestigious ensembles, such as the Collegium Vocale, l’Orchestre des Champs Elysées and l’Opéra National de Paris. Baptiste is currently first violin of the ensemble ‘Le Banquet Céleste’, under the direction of the countertenor, Damien Guillon, and first violin of the Edding Quartet since its formation in 2007.

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