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Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas

Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Carl Seemann

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Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1  
1.1
1. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
8:43
1.2
2. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:05
1.3
3. Rondo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
4:55
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2  
1.4
1. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
6:34
1.5
2. Andante più tosto allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:19
1.6
3. Allegro piacevole
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:21
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3  
1.7
1. Allegro con spirito
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
6:04
1.8
2. Adagio con molt' espressione
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
6:08
1.9
3. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
4:13
Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23  
1.10
1. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:30
1.11
2. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
4:46
1.12
3. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:18
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"  
1.13
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
9:37
1.14
2. Adagio molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:05
1.15
3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
1:20
1.16
4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
6:37
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1  
1.17
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:05
1.18
2. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:19
1.19
3. Allegretto con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:40
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2  
1.20
1. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:34
1.21
2. Adagio cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
9:26
1.22
3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
3:34
1.23
4. Finale (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:14
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3  
1.24
1. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
4:24
1.25
2. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
7:56
1.26
3. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
3:30
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"  
1.27
1. Adagio sostenuto (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Carl Seemann; Wolfgang Schneiderhan
10:34
1.28
2. Andante con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven; Carl Seemann; Wolfgang Schneiderhan
15:24
1.29
3. Finale (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Carl Seemann; Wolfgang Schneiderhan
6:58
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96  
1.30
1. Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
9:49
1.31
2. Adagio espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
5:14
1.32
3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
2:02
1.33
4. Poco allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wolfgang Schneiderhan; Carl Seemann
8:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    3:34:55
Austrian master-violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan teams up with pianist Carl Seemann for this duo-recording of Beethoven's complete Violin Sonatas on this stunning and evocative reference recording. Beethoven wrote his first violin sonatas, a set of three (Op. 12) in 1797-98. Six more appeared by early 1803, making a fairly compressed time span for a medium in which Beethoven was to write just one more in 1812. All but the tenth were written before the composer was 32 years of age. Yet all of them, to varying degrees, show Beethoven straining at the reins that in his early years still tied him to the genteel world of eighteenth-century classicism. Although we refer to these ten works as “violin sonatas,” in the original scores the music is invariably identified as being “for the fortepiano and a violin” (rather than the other way around). Such was usually the case with eighteenth-century works of this type, but it was hardly true with Beethoven, where we can see in even the first sonata the nearly equal partnership of the two instruments. In these ten sonatas, Beethoven explores the ways and means of combining two voices of unequal sound mass into a dramatic partnership and coherent unity.
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