Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 1-3, Variations on ‘Se vuol ballare’ | Onyx ONYX4177

Beethoven - Violin Sonatas 1-3, Variations on ‘Se vuol ballare’


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4177

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 25th October 2019



The second volume of the Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong follows the critically acclaimed release of sonatas nos. 6 and 9 ‘Kreutzer’. ‘Ehnes and Armstrong are stunningly responsive in the finale’ (op.47) ‘…ravishing in the slow movement’ op.30/1 said Gramophone of the earlier album, concluding the review ‘...a compelling addition to Ehnes and Armstrong’s remarkable discography’.

This new album contains the three early op.12 sonatas which Beethoven dedicated to his teacher Antonio Salieri, and ends with the early Variations on a theme from Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro.


With some discs, you can just tell that everything’s going to go like a dream. And it’s not just that I’ve never yet heard a disappointing recording from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong. ... The freshness and spontaneity of these interpretations is unfaltering, as is the instantaneous rapport and subtle, crystal-clear tonal beauty of the pair’s playing.  Richard Bratby
Gramophone December 2019
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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