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Beethoven Odyssey II - Recital Series for Violin and Piano

The ten sonatas for violin and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven comprise probably the most important collection of compositions for the two instruments as a duo. Only Mozart came close to writing a collection as significant but it was Beethoven who really set the standard by being the first composer to treat the two instruments as equals and by offering works of unwavering quality and ingenuity.

Although many of the sonatas belong to Beethoven’s early period, several were transitional to his middle or heroic period while the last, opus 96, was written on the cusp of the composer’s progression into his visionary late period. The set of sonatas for violin and piano therefore capture an  important snapshot of this extraordinary composer’s output. While the two most famous sonatas, “Spring” and “Kreutzer”, are frequently performed some of the other sonatas are often neglected. In this series, Julian Brown and Tamami Honma will be performing the complete sonatas over five concerts offering a rare opportunity to hear these magnificent works in their entirety.  (Tamami is separately peforming the entire series of Beethoven Piano Sonatas in her Beethoven Odyssey I)

 

All performances will be on Sunday afternoons at 3pm at the Triton Museum of Art located at 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, California 95050

 

April 24, 2016 3pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major Op 12 No.1

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op 30 No.2

 

May 1, 2016 3pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major Op 12 No.1

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major Op 24 "Spring"

 

May 15, 2016 3pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major Op 12 No.3

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op 47 "Kreutzer"

 

May 29, 2016 3pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op 22

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major Op 30 No.3

 

June 5, 2016 3pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major Op 30 No.1

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major Op 96