Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin
 
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Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin

25 Aug 2009

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Song Title
Time
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1
Sonata for Piano & Violin, No. 1: I. Allegro con brio
8:53
2
II. Andante con moto. Tema con variazioni
6:28
3
III. Rondo. Allegro
4:39
4
I. Allegro vivace
5:51
5
II. Andante, pił tosto Allegretto
4:55
6
III. Allegro piacevole
5:01
7
I. Allegro con spirito
7:53
8
II. Adagio con molt'espressione
6:15
9
III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
3:39
10
I. Presto
7:03
11
III. Allegro molto
1:09
Disc 2
1
II. Andante scherzoso, pił Allegretto
7:06
2
III. Allegro molto
5:07
3
I. Allegro
9:50
4
II. Adagio molto espressivo
5:47
5
IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
6:19
6
I. Allegro moderato
11:28
7
II. Adagio espressivo
5:23
8
III. Scherzo
1:53
9
IV. Poco Allegretto
8:49
Disc 3
1
I. Allegro
6:56
2
II. Adagio molto espressivo
6:47
3
III. Allegretto con variazioni
7:55
4
I. Allegro con brio
7:06
5
II. Adagio cantabile
7:28
6
III. Scherzo. Allegro
3:15
7
IV. Allegro
4:52
8
I. Allegro assai
5:55
9
II. Tempo di Minuetto
6:09
10
III. Allegro vivace
3:04
11
I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
13:20
12
II. Andante con variazioni
13:41
Disc 4
1
III. Finale - Presto
8:15


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 Aug 2009
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 harmonia mundi
  • Total Length: 3:38:11
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  • ASIN: B00C4BF850
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,750 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A set to rival the finest 23 Nov 2009
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This is a set that has to be heard to be believed! - beautifully captured playing within a faultless recording balance. Indeed, dynamism between pianist and violinist is what characterises this new set. It is restless, forward thrusting Beethoven, as though both artists are driven to communicate every once of expressive possibility (just listen to the restless momentum in the slow movement of the Kreutzer sonata) but without needing to resort to quirky mannerisms to make their point. This is playing that delves deep into the heart of the music tightening up on details not readily obvious in some other versions. Reviews elsewhere have alluded to the "classical" approach taken by these artists and the result, a tension between classical poise (just listen to Ms Faust's glistening tone) and expressivity, is what makes their playing so refreshing and deeply satisfying. I would say that this set easily displaces the much praised (but very closely miked) Kremer/Argerich set on D.G., or the vintage, Perlman/Ashkenazy set on Decca. Funny to think that now, by comparison with the newcomer, the Perlman, once lauded in its day for its classical purity, actually sounds closer to the traditional romantic school of violinists, while Ashkenazy's playing comes off as dreary, subservient plod. My only reservation has to do with the unusual packaging: We get three standard CD's with the fourth being a double-sided disc (featuring the Kreutzer Sonata on one side and a short "Making Of" DVD on the other). There are four cardboard flaps that fold outwards, each bearing a tray and disc, while the booklet is glued to the centre. Surely at least the booklet could have been made detachable for easier reading? Still, it is a beautifully illustrated set and an absolute listening must!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous recording 24 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
there is something magical about these performances these two soloists make a wonderful combination
I dont think i have heard the beethoven violin sonatas sound so fresh and insightful
the recording is so natural that it feels like its happening live in front of you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive? 29 Dec 2013
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I could never forget the opening of the Spring sonata in the old mono Grumiaux/Haskill recording, but overall this new one is now my favourite. Faust is simply a wonderful violinist and Melnikov supplies all the rest one wants.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much texture 11 Oct 2013
By Prospero77 VINE VOICE
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I'm more of a Haydn/Mozart buff and only starting to feel my way into the great maestro's work. I'd heard some of this on John Suchet's radio show and decided to invest in the CD. It really is stunning. So much depth, texture and variety. I play it a lot to unwind and relax, but so many moods are covered in the work that there is something for everyone here. It's a wonderful recording.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unalloyed delight 14 Sep 2013
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It is, of course, ridiculous to have only one set of recordings of these remarkable works: and there are two first-rate recordings of recent time - Ibragimova and Kavakos. But Faust's new set must be had! Not to have it is to miss out on something genuinely fabulous, with no credible excuse possible. If Beethoven had heard Faust/Melnikov, he would have written 50 more violin sonatas.
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