Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 4, 5 & 8 | Onyx ONYX4208

Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 4, 5 & 8


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4208

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 10th July 2020

Gramophone Editor's Choice



This, the third release in the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong will be eagerly awaited by their fans.

The earlier albums ONYX4170 (nos.9 ‘Kreutzer’ & 6) and ONYX4177 (nos.1-3, Variations WoO40) received outstanding reviews. Gramophone said of ONYX4177, “With some discs, you can just tell that everything’s going to go like a dream”.

On the new album the popular ‘Spring’ Sonata is framed by the strange, beguiling Fourth Sonata and the good natured Eighth. An early Rondo and a set of German Dances complete the generous programme.


Here’s the Spring Sonata, in all its verdant lyricism, and Ehnes and Armstrong never force it. The score’s surprises emerge naturally from the interplay of the two performers, with Armstrong’s sudden forte chords serving as a springboard for Ehnes’s naturally buoyant phrasing. … The fact that two artists of such extraordinary technical skill can demonstrate their whole range without straining the intimate spirit of the duo-sonata medium is just another miracle of this captivating cycle.  Richard Bratby
Gramophone July 2020

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