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RIES, F.: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2

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Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 16, No. 2
I. Allegro

From RIES, F.: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2017)

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Ries: Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 16, No. 2 – I. Allegro

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.

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