Kavakos’ Beethoven


  • Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-10 (Complete)

Performed by Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Enrico Pace (piano)

I am grateful that I grew up with the sounds of Beethoven and Mozart. From my youngest days, I have the recollection of my father playing his violin in the evenings, when he closed his business and returned home for a few hours before returning for more (non-music) retail work. As such, the sounds of the Beethoven sonatas have been a “companion” in my life.

This is a recording by violinist Leonidas Kavakos in which he performs the complete Beethoven piano and Violin Sonatas. An excellent artist , Leonidas Kavakos won the Sibelius Violin Competition in 1985, when still in his teens and, three years later, he won the Paganini Competition.

Often described as “the violinist’s violinist”, the newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” wrote that Kavakos has “quite possibly the most beautiful violin tone imaginable”.

Mr. Kavakos has appeared with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev and Iván Fischer, and with the world’s major orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Here are Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace playing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.6:



And next, you can hear a commentary by Mr. Kavakos on these sonatas:



Tags: Beethoven Sonatas, Kavakos, Enrico Pace

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