L. van Beethoven:
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3
Violin Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30/2
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
The talented violinist Lana Trotovšek, an audience favourite who has graced international concert platforms with world-famous orchestras, and Maria Canyigueral, the brightest star of the new generation of pianists in Spain, mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven with a performance of all ten of his sonatas for violin and piano. The two musicians, who are linked by ties of friendship and successful past projects, will present the beauty of Beethoven’s skilfully wrought violin sonatas over the course of three evenings. They will later repeat the performances in Spain and Belgium.
The final evening dedicated to Beethoven’s violin sonatas opens with two of the Op. 30 sonatas, composed in 1802, during the traumatic period in which Beethoven was battling with the realisation that he was becoming deaf. This inevitable truth almost drove him to despair, leading him to contemplate suicide. His emotional pain prompted a frenzy of creativity. In addition to the Op. 30 violin sonatas he composed the Op. 31 piano sonatas, the Op. 33 bagatelles for solo piano and his Second Symphony. Beethoven composed his tenth and final violin sonata, Op. 96, in 1812. It was to be the last work of his so-called Middle Period. The sonata is imbued with a reflective mood and characterised by dense thematic material.
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