Although Beethoven composed sonatas “for piano and violin,” following Mozart’s example, he did not intend to give prominence to one instrument or another.
Both performers should be able to display their full range of skills as true chamber music partners, so a perfect balance could be reached.
This album groups together the ‘Spring Sonata’ and two less-often played sonatas, in which the composer’s love of nature appears as well as his special interest in ancient compositional devices.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96