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Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas / Mutter, Orkis


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 457619   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterLambert Orkis
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording received the 2000 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)." It was also nominated for "Best Classical Album."
This disc includes a CD-Pluscore playable on PC CD-ROM drives.
This selection is also available as a Super Audio CD.
Beethoven's violin and piano sonatas are mostly early works; only the last postdates the "Eroica" symphony. The first three are often compared to Mozart, as they follow his three-movement model and exhibit some of the same grace, but there's a hint of a more aggressive personality. Numbers four through nine were all composed between 1801 and 1803, early in Beethoven's second style period. They have wider emotional range, more interplay of instruments and
Read more begin to incorporate scherzos into a four-movement scheme. This group culminates in the famous "Kreutzer," a spectacular showpiece with exciting exchanges between violin and piano. The tenth and last sonata, written in 1812, is the most gentle and intimate of the cycle and looks forward to Beethoven's later music in its strange serenity.
Anne Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis recorded this set in a series of recitals given in Wiesbaden in August 1998. Theirs is a dynamic hands-on approach which emphasizes the combustible nature of the music, they underline its many marked gear shifts while taking the liberty of adding a few of their own. The playing is often breathtaking and the sense of teamwork is awesome. Clearly, considerable effort has been made to achieve such telepathy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 12 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 12 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 26 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 13 Secs. 
10.
Suite for Mechanical Clock, WoO 33: no 3, Allegro in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Willy Hess 
11.
Contradances (12), WoO 14: no 4 in B flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Beethoven's Contradance no 7 in Eb major.
Arranged: Willy Hess 
12.
Contradances (12), WoO 14: no 7 in E flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Beethoven's Contradance no 4 in Bb major.
Arranged: Willy Hess 
13.
Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mischa Elman 
14.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Live  Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Length: 43 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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)
Allegro in G major, for mechanical clock, WoO33/3 - Arr.: Willy Hess

Customer Reviews

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 The piano is very loud. March 22, 2014 By Ettore Nobis (Lisola, la spezia) See All My Reviews "ASM desappeares when she plays low. I suppose is because of the registration." Report Abuse
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