Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano
All but the last of Beethoven's ten violin sonatas were composed in a little over five years. Beethoven returned to the genre one last time in 1812, the eventful year in which he finished his seventh and eighth symphonies, and met Goethe during a sojourn in Teplitz. Violinist, Barbara Govatos, and pianist Marcantonio Barone have partnered on Beethoven's sonatas for many years. Ms. Govatos is a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mr. Barone is a leading soloist and chamber musician, most active in the Philadelphia area.
Sonatas: Op. 12, Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Op. 23, Op. 24, Op. 30, Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Op. 47, Op. 96
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