Beethoven: Violin Sonatas – Midori, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

November 18, 2022, 9:00 am

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Though Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet have long been friends, they had never collaborated with one another until the 2018–19 season, when they toured a recital program of violin sonatas. The result was a consistent success, and they quickly got to work planning a recording of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Over ten sonatas, spanning fifteen years of Beethoven’s life, this recording sees the longtime friends skillfully and artfully interpret a series of works that capture the composer’s transition from his early period to the middle period. “My journey with Beethoven has been a kind of personal friendship,” Midori recounts. “Beethoven, who lived a life of struggles, including self-doubts, was never deterred, writing music of incredible beauty and hopefulness. He shows me – shows us – a path through our own challenges.”