Saturday, November 03, 2012

Perlman & Ashkenazy
"Beethoven: Violin Sonatas vol. 1" (Vinyl)

If you're going to release an album of standard war horse repertoire, you'd better be sure you're capable.
Thankfully, Vladamir Ashkenazy and Itzhak Perlman show us why they are titans of their generation.

Fiery, passionate and yet always in control, Perlman's incomparable tone finds an ideal mate in Ashkenazy's handling of Beethoven's piano parts.

This is volume one and contains the ninth sonata ("Kreutzer") and no. 2 in A major.
It is labeled correctly as "Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano" for the piano is as much a part of the storytelling as the violin.

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