Beethoven - Violin Sonatas Vol.3 | Rubicon RCD1012

Beethoven - Violin Sonatas Vol.3


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Label: Rubicon

Cat No: RCD1012

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 23rd November 2018



The final release in the critically acclaimed cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, recorded live, includes the epic Ninth Sonata ‘Kreutzer’, described by the composer as being in the style of a concerto for violin and piano. The enigmatic and beautiful Tenth Sonata and the vibrant Second Sonata from the late 1790s complete this much anticipated album.

“If their fiery C minor sonata doesn’t quite match the prodigious tension of the pre-war Busch/Serkin recording, it is still remarkable,” said The Sunday Times review of ‘Beethoven – Violin Sonatas Vol.2’ from Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver. “Driver’s playing is so good... his rapport with Hanslip’s splendidly incisive yet sweet-toned violin is complete.”

“As a result of Hanslip’s scaled-back sensitivity to the violin’s true place in Beethoven’s sound world, Driver does not have to work so hard, so that any sforzando shock tactics are absorbed naturally into the music’s structural imperative. Driver’s velvet touch also helps integrate Hanslip’s inspired musings and exquisite asides into the textural flow, enhanced by a gently cushioned yet tangible sound picture” – The Strad

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