Cello Sonata in G minor Op.5 No.2
Variations for Piano Trio in E flat Op.44
Violin Sonata in F Op.24 Spring
Trio in B flat Op.11 Gassenhauer
The vitality, energy and optimism of youth is brilliantly captured in this collection of early works by Beethoven. In the cello and violin sonatas, there is also a strong sense of musical tradition from an age before Beethoven tore up the rulebook, most evident in extended passages where the impression is of virtuoso piano sonatas with occasional accompaniment.
'Sumptuous playing and beguiling warmth…revelatory playing.' The Observer