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Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin / Watson, Ogata


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16154  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian WatsonSusanna Ogata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata's acclaimed series on Coro Connections continues with the third album in their exploration of Beethoven's Sonatas for fortepiano and violin. Written at a time when the composer was struggling to accept his growing deafness, the three sonatas on this volume were published together in 1803 as his Opus 30 and provide a remarkable trilogy - a collection of incredible variety and sophistication. The wide compositional range of this set demonstrates Beethoven's prowess in creating bucolic, even humorous moments, contrasted with deep intensity, pathos and the truly sublime. Susanna Ogata has been praised for her ''totally convincing, spontaneous and free-flowing playing'' (The Berkshire Review) and is a tenured member Read more of the Handel and Haydn Society where she was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the orchestra in 2014. Ian Watson has been described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as ''a conductor of formidable ability'', and by The Times in London as a keyboard performer with ''virtuosic panache and brilliantly articulated playing'' and ''a world-class soloist.'' He was appointed Associate Conductor of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society in 2016. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Watson (Fortepiano), Susanna Ogata (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Watson (Fortepiano), Susanna Ogata (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Watson (Fortepiano), Susanna Ogata (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 

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