Stradivari’s violins.


Beethoven: Stradivari Voices

  • Sonatas for violin and piano

On this CD, violinist Giuliano Fontanella has recorded three of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, each with a different violin crafted by Antonio Stradivari. The result is quite amazing, as one can hear the very distinctive sound of each individual violin.


  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1
  • Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 No. 3
  • Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1

Performed by Giuliano Fontanella (violin) and Tania Salinaro (piano)

If you listen carefully, you can hear the extraordinary sound of three different violins built by the famous violin builder Antonio Stradivari on one recording.

These three outstanding instruments are now all part of a private Italian collection. They appear here entrusted to Fontanella-Salinero thanks to the kind consideration of their owner.

Here is what one of these instruments sounds like:


Here is the D-Minor Mendelssohn violin concerto, interpreted by G. Fontanella:



And next, here is Mr. Fontanella in a concerto by Vivaldi:



Tags: Giuliano Fontanella, violin, Beethoven Sonatas, Stradivari