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The complete Sonatas for violin & piano, violoncello & piano

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras
6 CD


This generous boxed set gathers together all the Beethoven chamber recordings made by three outstanding soloists, on both period instruments (the last two piano trios, op.70 no.2 and the ‘Archduke’) and modern ones, with two complete cycles coupled here for the first time. The cello sonatas splendidly illustrate the first two stylistic periods of a master who literally created the genre. The ten violin sonatas accompanied the composer – who was also a virtuoso pianist and trained violinist – over one of the busiest decades of his career. From the three Sonatas op.12 to the ‘Kreutzer’, these musicians take us on a fascinating journey through a thrilling repertory!

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN [1770-1827] Trio for piano, violin and cello no.6 in E flat major/Mi bémol majeur/Es-Dur, op.70 no.2 · I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro ma non troppo (10'18) · II. Allegretto (5'16) · III. Allegretto ma non troppo (6'32) · IV. Finale - Allegro (7'57) Trio for piano, violin and cello no.7 ('Archduke') in B flat major/Si bémol majeur/B-Dur,op.97 · I. Allegro moderato (12'57) · II. Scherzo - Allegro (6'16) · III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto (11'18) · IV. Allegro moderato - Presto (6'55)· Variations op.66 on Mozart's "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" (Die Zauberflöte) in F major/Fa majeur/F-Dur (9'54) Sonata no.1 op.5 no.1 in F major/Fa majeur/F-Dur · I. Adagio sostenuto - Allegro (15'45) · II. Rondo. Allegro vivace (6'43) Sonata no.2 op.5 no.2 in G minor/sol mineur/g-Moll · I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto (18'16) · II. Rondo. Allegro (8'13) · Variations WoO 45 on Handel's "See, the Conqu'ring Hero comes" (Judas Maccabeus) in G major/Sol majeur/G-Dur (12'09)Sonata no.3 op.69 in A major/La majeur/A-Dur · I. Allegro ma non tanto (12'13) · II. Scherzo. Allegro molto (5'08) · III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace (8'09) · Variations WoO 46 on Mozart's "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen" (Die Zauberflöte) in E flat major/Mi bémol majeur/Es-Dur (8'58) Sonata no.4 op.102 no.1 in C major/Ut majeur/C-Dur · I. Andante - Allegro vivace (7'27) · II. Adagio - Tempo d'andante - Allegro vivace (7'09) Sonata no.5 op.102 no.2 in D major/Ré majeur D-Dur · I. Allegro con brio (6'23) · II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto - Attacca (7'31) · III. Allegro - Allegro fugato (4'37)Sonata no.1 in D major/Ré majeur/D-dur op.12 no.1 · I. Allegro con brio (8'53) · II. Andante con moto. Tema con variazoni (6'28) · III. Rondo. Allegro (4'39) Sonata no.2 in A major/La majeur/A-dur op.12 no.2 · I. Allegro vivace (5'51) · II. Andante, più tosto Allegretto (4'55) · III. Allegro piacevole (5'01) Sonata no.3 in E flat major/Mi bémol majeur/Es-dur op.12 no.3 · I. Allegro con spirito (7'53) · II. Adagio con molt'espressione (6'15) · III. Rondo (Allegro molto) (3'39) Sonata no.4 in A minor/la mineur/a-moll op.23 · I. Presto (7'03) · II. Andante scherzoso, più Allegretto (7'05) · III. Allegro molto (5'07)Sonata no.5 in F major/Fa majeur/F-dur op.24,'Spring' · I. Allegro (9'50) · II. Adagio molto espressivo (5'46) · III. Allegro molto (1'09) · IV. Rondo.Allegro ma non troppo (6'19) Sonata no.6 in A major/La majeur/A-dur op.30 no.1 · I. Allegro (6'56) · II. Adagio molto espressivo (6'46) · III. Allegro con variazioni (7'55) Sonata no.7 in C minor/ut mineur/c-moll op.30 no.2 · I. Allegro con brio (7'05) · II. Adagio cantabile (7'28) · III. Scherzo. Allegro (3'15) · IV. Allegro (4'52)Sonata no.8 in G major/Sol majeur/G-dur op.30 no.3 · I. Allegro assai (5'55) · II. Tempo di Minuetto (6'09) · III. Allegro vivace (3'04) Sonata no.9 in A major'Kreutzer'/La majeur/A-durop.47 · I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto (13'22) · II. Andante con variazioni (13'41) · III. Finale : Presto (8'16) Sonata no.10 in G major/Sol majeur/G-dur op.96 · I. Allegro moderato (11'28) · II. Adagio espressivo (5'23) · III. Scherzo (1'53) · IV. Poco Allegretto (8'49)

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