Hiro Kurosaki, violin. Linda Nicholson, fortepiano.
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This volume focuses on the sonatas Opp. 23 and 24 (the "Spring" sonata), which Beethoven may have intended to publish as a single opus. He wrote them during an especially prolific period that also yielded the Op. 18 string quartets and the Second Symphony.
"[Hiro] Kurosaki and [Linda] Nicholson give sparkling performances. I hope the remainder of the series is as much of a revelation."—Early Music Review
"It may be the careful selection of these instruments that most distinguishes this recording from the countless others available. As in Vol. 1, Kurosaki performs the two sonatas on an 1801 violin made by Franz Geissenhof, a replica of an earlier Amati violin. The fortepiano used for this installment is a 1797 instrument."—All Music Guide