Notes & Reviews:
Beethoven wrote his first nine Violin Sonatas over a period of just seven years, between 1798 and 1803. The tenth was written much later, in 1812. From the influence of Mozart and Haydn in the early sonatas to the more complex language of the "Kreutzer" Sonata, these masterpieces perfectly illustrate the composer's journey to artistic maturity. Violinist Pierre Fouchenneret, one of the most outstanding young violinists of his generation, recorded this major cycle in three concerts with pianist Romain Descharmes. Their refreshing vision ignites the passions in the poetry without sacrificing any of the classical style.