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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas / Grumiaux, Haskil


Release Date: 05/15/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000886502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxClara Haskil
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is eminently cultivated music-making with both players beautifully matching each other's approach. Every phrase is so musically thought out and vividly alive.

Tirelessly reissued and celebrated... Haskil was famous for lifting her partner's performances on to the highest level. Instantly aware of her quality Grumiaux rarely played better than in the Beethoven sonatas, and you will have to go a long way to hear two artists in more perfect accord than in the great final G major Sonata's otherworldly musings.

-- Gramophone [11/1995]
reviewing these recordings reissued as part of Philips 442685

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...This is eminently cultivated music-making with both
Read more players beautifully matching each other's approach. These readings have a certain lyrical sweetness all their own with carefully drawn lines and feeling for detail. Every phrase is so musically thought out and vividly alive...

-- Gramophone [8/1972]
reviewing the Spring and Kreutzer Sonatas on LP
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 12 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 12 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
6. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
7. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
8. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
9. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
10. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1: 1. Allegro con brio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1: 2. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2: 1. Allegro vivace
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2: 2. Andante più tosto allegretto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2: 3. Allegro piacevole
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3: 1. Allegro con spirito
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3: 2. Adagio con molt'espressione
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3: 3. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23: 1. Presto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23: 2. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23: 3. Allegro molto
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)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1: 2. Adagio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1: 3. Allegretto con variazioni
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2: 1. Allegro con brio
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2: 2. Adagio cantabile
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2: 4. Finale (Allegro)

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