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Mozart & Stravinsky: Works for Violin & Piano

Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson

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Sonata for Piano & Violin in B Flat Major, K. 454  
1
I. Largo - Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
7:23
2
II. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
7:53
3
III. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
7:20
Divertimento for Violin & Piano  
4
I. Sinfonia. Andante
Igor Stravinsky; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
6:35
5
II. Danses suisses. Tempo giusto
Igor Stravinsky; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
4:38
6
III. Scherzo. Allegretto grazioso
Igor Stravinsky; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
3:37
7
IV. Pas de deux. Adagio - Variation - Coda
Igor Stravinsky; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
7:06
Sonata for Piano & Violin in C Major, K. 296  
8
I. Allegro vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
6:35
9
II. Andante sostenuto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
6:28
10
III. Rondeau. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Esther Hoppe; Alasdair Beatson
4:39
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:14
"[Hoppe and Beatson's] account of the Poulenc [is] tense, dramatic and imaginative, with Beatson piling up huge, gothic crags of tone at the tragic climaxes and Hoppe glinting and whispering in the brooding central elegy... like everything else on this enjoyable but idiosyncratic disc, it’s certainly not short of character."
- Gramophone

Award-winning musician Esther Hoppe has established herself as a stylistically confident and virtuosic violinist in both the solo and chamber music repertoires. Together with Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson, Hoppe released a highly praised album of works by Mozart and Stravinsky in 2014: the sequel presented here was recorded in Munich in April 2016 and showcases Hoppe's fine instrument, a 1690 violin by Gioffredo Cappa.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Claves Records Studio Masters

Recorded in Studio 2 of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany, April 16 and 17, 2016

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