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BEETHOVEN EXPLORED, vol. 2
PETER SHEPPARD SKÆRVED (violin),
AARON SHORR (piano)

The second in the "Life & Times" series which sets Beethoven's violin sonatas in their social and musical context. On this disc the "context" is provided by child prodigy Josef Mayseder - according to Beethoven a "genius boy".

Other volumes in this series: Vol. 1 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5

playing time: 67.44
direct sale price:  £8.50
audio  sample:  "Kreutzer" Sonata - 3rd mvt (opening)
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tracks:

Beethoven:
Violin Sonata in A major, op. 47 ("Kreutzer")
6 Deutsche Tanze, WoO 42
Mayseder:
Violin Sonata in E flat major

review extracts:
"This is a recording for the collector, rather than the first timer. It features exquisite performances from Peter Sheppard Skaerved and pianist Aaron Shorr of little-known works by the great Ludwig van Beethoven. The playing is beautiful and Beethoven's Sonata in A Major and 6 Deutsche Tanze are fascinating harmonic works." - Andy Richardson, Shropshire Star