Notes & Reviews:
James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong have established themselves as one of the most exciting musical partnerships of our times. For their new album they turn to Beethoven, and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The Violin Sonata No.9, subtitled 'Kreutzer.' is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character. It is middle period Beethoven at its most dramatic. In contrast, Violin Sonata No.6 is a serene, introspective work of great beauty which has tended to be overlooked by its more outward looking siblings. Both performances live up to the high expectations set by this outstanding duo.
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