When I was seven years old, one of my great gifts was my first violin. Some years later, I began to play the Mozart sonatas for violin and piano. I have loved them ever since.
Now here comes volume 2 of these recorded gems, as performed by Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien.
Violin Sonata No. 24 in F major, K376
Violin Sonata No. 10 in B flat major, K15
Violin Sonata No. 29 in A major, K402
Violin Sonata No. 1 in C Major, K6
Violin Sonata No. 14 in D major, K29
Violin Sonata No. 4 in G major, K9
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, K7
Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K305
The earliest music here dates from when Mozart was just six years old, and the latest from his first years as a freelance composer resident in Vienna. The excellent performances by Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien, in a second volume of the complete violin sonatas, is equally enjoyable in both.
“The balance between pianist Cédric Tiberghien and violinist Alina Ibragimova on this recording is as beautifully calibrated as always in this long-standing partnership, but here, unusually, it is Tiberghien’s poised, lyrical piano playing that is, more often than not, to the fore…there is something to raise a smile in every single movement” The Guardian, 26th May 2016.
Here is an extract from this delightful recording: