Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 16, No. 2
From RIES, F.: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2017)
Released by Naxos
This second volume of Ferdinand Ries’s violin sonatas furthers the exploration of music by a gifted composer who enjoyed a close and productive relationship with Beethoven as student, friend, and colleague. Filled with elegance and refinement, these three sonatas display the range of Ries’s creative gifts as a composer, skilfully synthesising the clarity and discipline of Mozart’s Viennese Classical style with the inventiveness and freedom of the new Romanticism developing in the early 19th century.