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BEETHOVEN COMPLETE VIOLIN & PIANO SONATAS
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Jane Coop, piano
Andrew Dawes, violin

The performance was not just a partnership of equals, but an exercise in deep musical understanding" was how The Ottawa Citizen described the performance of the violin/piano duo, Andrew Dawes and Jane Coop. Two of Canada’s finest musicians, collaborate in this magnificent set of Beethoven's chamber music masterworks - the 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano. These artists have presented this three-concert series in many of this country's prestigious halls, to wide acclaim. Their recording of this music was nominated for a Juno Award, and was also chosen as "Chamber Duo Recording of the Year" by Opus Magazine.

Celebrated as "one of the most distinguished violinists Canada has ever produced" [The Ottawa Citizen], Mr. Dawes has been acclaimed internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist. As a founding member of the Orford String Quartet (1965-1991), he has performed over 2,000 concerts in more than 25 countries. Since 1992, he has been a professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. In 1995, Mr. Dawes took a leave of absence from UBC and played with the Tokyo String Quartet as their first violinist. Andrew continues to perform actively in solo and chamber performances throughout North America.

With acclamations such as "virtuoso technique, a singing cantabile line, a good sense of rhythmic freedom and subtle piano effects" [The Washington Post], Canadian Jane Coop has established a reputation as one of her country’s finest pianists. She has graced international stages in New York, London, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Prague, Beijing and Tokyo. As a concerto soloist, Ms. Coop has worked with eminent conductors and prestigious orchestras at home and abroad. She is an active recording artist with thirteen titles to her credit.

 

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Beethoven Sonatas
Jane Coop, piano
Andrew Dawes, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonatas for Pianoforte and Violin — Sonates pour pianoforte et violo

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CD 1  77:12

Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1.  20:46
Sonate nº 1 en Ré majeur, op 12 nº 1
1. Allegro con brio  9:08
2. Tema con Variazioni; Andante con moto  6:52
3. Rondo; Allegro  4:34

Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12 No. 2.  16:41
Sonate nº 2 en La majeur, op 12 nº 2
4. Allegro vivace  6:17
5. Andante piu tosto Allegretto  5:39
6. Allegro piacèvole  4:33 

Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3.  19:34
Sonate nº 3 en Mi bémol majeur, op 12 nº 3
7. Allegro con spirito  8:17
8. Adagio con molt' espressione  7:08
9. Rondo; Allegro molto  3:56

Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23.  19:42
Sonate nº 4 en La mineur, op 23
10. Presto  7:03
11. Andante scherzoso, più Allegretto  7:23
12. Allegro molto  5:05

CD 2  77:35

Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1.  21:58
Sonate nº 6 en La majeur, op 30 nº 1
1. Allegro  7:15
2. Adagio  7:18
3. Allegretto con Variazioni  7:11

Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3.  18:04
Sonate nº 8 en Sol majeur, op 30 nº 3
4. Allegro assai  6:11
5. Tempo di Minuetto,  8:16
ma molto moderato e grazioso
6. Allegro vivace 3:23

Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer". 37:16
Sonate nº 9 en La majeur, op 47 «à Kreutzer»
7. Adagio sostenuto – Presto. 13:30
8. Andante con Variazione. 14:56
9. Finale; Presto 8:38

CD 3 74:35

Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring". 23:03
Sonate nº 5 en Fa majeur, op 24 «Printemps»
1. Allegro 9:28
2. Adagio molto espressivo 6:00
3. Scherzo; Allegro molto 1:03
4. Rondo; Allegro ma non troppo 6:15

Sonata No. 7 in C Major, Op. 30 No. 2. 25:21
Sonate nº 7 en Ut majeur, op 30 nº 2
5. Allegro con brio 7:18
6. Adagio cantabile 9:47
7. Scherzo; Allegro 3:16
8. Finale; Allegro 4:42

Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96. 25:52
Sonate nº 10 en Sol majeur, op 96
9. Allegro moderato. 10:10
10. Adagio espressivo 5:38
11. Scherzo; Allegro 1:39
12. Poco Allegretto 8:14

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