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Julia Fischer, Igor Levit - Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Julia Fischer (violin) and Igor Levit (piano) live at Wigmore Hall. Beethoven: Violin Sonatas: No 1 in D, Op 12; No 2 in A, Op 12; No 3 in E flat, Op 12; No 4 in A minor, Op 23.

Live from Wigmore Hall, Martin Handley introduces a recital of Beethoven violin sonatas played by Julia Fischer with pianist Igor Levit.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1; Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op.12 No.2

8.10 pm Interval: music by Antonio Salieri, the dedicatee of Beethoven's Opus 12 violin sonatas

8.30 pm part two:

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3; Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor Op.23

Julia Fischer (violin)
Igor Levit (piano)

Julia Fischer is one of Germany's most gifted young violinists, and she combines her playing and recording with running her own Festival, performing with her own string quartet, and also playing the odd piano concerto. She hasn't mastered the art of playing both at the same time however, so Russian-German pianist Igor Levit - recently acclaimed as 'the leaner, meaner piano machine' - joins her in these violin sonatas which date from soon after Beethoven arrived in Vienna, determined to make his name as a composer to be reckoned with.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 12 No. 2

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Igor Levit.
  • Interval

    • Antonio Salieri

      Les Danaides - Act 3

      Singer: Judith van Wanroij. Singer: Philippe Talbot. Singer: Tassis Christoyannis. Singer: Katia Velletaz. Singer: Thomas Dolie. Choir: Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
      • Antonio Salieri - Les Danaides.
      • Ediciones Singulares.
      • 025.
  • Part 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Igor Levit.
  • Post-concert

    • William Henry Bell

      Rosa Mystica, Concerto for Viola & Orchestra

      Performer: Chase. Performer: Roger. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
      • Stanley Bate - Viola Concerto.
      • Dutton.
      • CDLX7216.
    • Richard Wagner

      Amfortas! Die Wunde! (Parsifal)

      Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
      • Jonas Kaufman, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado.
      • DECCA.
      • 4781463.

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