Beethoven The Complete Violin Sonatas
Robert Mann, violinist, conductor, and composer, has been a driving force in the world of American chamber music for more than fifty years. He is, in the words of Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe, ‘one of the country’s most admired and deeply loved musicians.’ Stephen Hough studied with Gordon Green and Derrick Wyndham at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK and with Adele Marcus at the Julliard School. Since his highly acclaimed New York Recital debut in 1984 Stephen Hough has become one of the World’s most recognised and admired performers.
|Review||"This is a simply brilliant set. Beethoven's ten Violin Sonatas (with the possible exception of the Op. 47 "Kreutzer" Sonata) get rather less attention than they deserve, in my view. They are wonderful works, full of the sparkle and passion you'd expect from Beethoven and, like the string quartets, they show what a fine composer of chamber music he was. Beethoven really understands the delicate relationship between violin and piano and writes beautifully for them, evoking real beauty and emotion without the need for the orchestral fireworks so often associated with him. They are really fine, enjoyable works. And, of course, Isaac Stern plays them magnificently. He is one of the very finest violinists of the 20th Century and is at his best here. He has a wonderful understanding with Eugene Istomin and they produce a truly memorable set of these sonatas. I have had the original set for years and it has given me immense pleasure. This is a recording to last a lifetime, and at this absurdly low price for three CDs of truly great music you can't really go wrong."-Sid Nuncius "These recordings are exceptionally good from Stephen Hough and were produced at the start of his career He and his violinist blend well together."- Anonymous|