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Beethoven: Sonatas "Kreutzer", "Spring" / Perlman, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000624602   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyItzhak Perlman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Itzhak Perlman, violin; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano. London 410554 reissued

Perlman and Ashkenazy give accounts of unrelenting virtuosity and impressive energy, and, in the case of the Kreutzer, symphonic scale and emphasis. The fingers and bow fly, yet Perlman never loses command of his tone. Recorded in 1973 and 1974, the readings are closely miked – so closely, in fact, one can literally hear the hair on Perlman’s bow. The sound is weighty but clear, with excellent presence. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, reviewing the previous issue of this recording.
Itzhak Perlman, violin; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano. London 410554 reissued

Perlman and Ashkenazy give accounts of unrelenting virtuosity and impressive energy, and, in the case of the Kreutzer, symphonic scale and emphasis. The fingers and bow fly, yet Perlman never loses command of his tone. Recorded in 1973 and 1974, the readings are closely miked – so closely, in fact, one can literally hear the hair on Perlman’s bow. The sound is weighty but clear, with excellent presence. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, reviewing the previous issue of this recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1973 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 37 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer": 1. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer": 2. Andante con variazioni
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer": 3. Finale (Presto)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 1. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 2. Adagio molto espressivo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)

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