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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8 / Wan, Richard-Hamelin


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: AN28794  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Charles Richard-HamelinAndrew Wan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's a new album that brings together two of Canada's most prominent young musicians, Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 2008, and Charles Richard-Hamelin, Silver medalist and winner of the Krystian Zimerman award at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. For this first studio collaboration, they recorded the three sonatas of Beethoven's Op. 30, one of the most important works for violin and piano. Wan and Richard-Hamelin’s playing is dynamic and expressive and the result is nothing short of impressive. These works by Beethoven highlight three facets of the composer’s personality. While Sonata No. 6 shows Beethoven’s calmer side, Sonata No. 7 reveals a more tempestuous and Read more tormented man, and the charming Sonata No. 8 displays a touch of humor. This is the first album of three by Wan and Richard-Hamelin that will cover the complete sonatas for violin and piano of Ludwig van Beethoven. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Charles Richard-Hamelin (Piano), Andrew Wan (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:  Charles Richard-Hamelin (Piano), Andrew Wan (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Charles Richard-Hamelin (Piano), Andrew Wan (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Clear and Beautiful December 16, 2018 By Janet P. (Coldstream, BC) See All My Reviews "I am always impressed with Charles Richard-Hamelin's playing, it is intelligent, thoughtful, emotional when appropriate, but never excessive, and flawless. I did not know Andrew Wan, but he and Charles Richard-Hamelin are an excellent pair. Both play with the same intelligent, thoughtful style and the result is beautiful and clear. I cannot imagine Beethoven would have imagined his sonatas played any differently!" Report Abuse
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