Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonatas Op. 30

Lars Vogt, piano
Christian Tetzlaff, violin



Sleeve notes in English and German


October 2021

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1392-2


Track listing

CD 70:52
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1 21:19
1 I. Allegro 7:00
2 II. Adagio molto espressivo 6:50
3 III. Allegretto con variazioni 7:29
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 24:01
4 I. Allegro con brio 7:20
5 II. Adagio cantabile 8:33
6 III. Scherzo: Allegro 3:00
7 IV. Finale: Allegro 5:08
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3 16:09
8 I. Allegro assai 6:06
9 II. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso 6:06
10 III. Allegro vivace 3:14

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Complete description

The award-winning duo ensemble formed by Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt are returning to the masterworks of European chamber music with this new album that includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770–1827) three violin sonatas from Op. 30. The expressive and intimate chamber music recordings by the star duo have gathered numerous awards and their previous album also received an ECHO Klassik award in 2017.


Beethoven wrote his three Violin Sonatas Op. 30 in 1801 and 1802. They are relatively early works but already pointing towards the direction of Beethoven’s revolutionary 3rd Symphony, Eroica, which was completed in 1803. Although the influence of Haydn is still visible, in these sonatas Beethoven created movements in all the sonatas that are completely untypical and that had never existed before in this way. No wonder that these delightful works belong to the artists’ favourite works by the great composer.


Christian Tetzlaff is considered one of the world’s leading international violinists and maintains a most extensive performing schedule. Musical America named him ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2005. His recording of the Bartók Violin Concertos (ODE 1317-2) received both Gramophone and ICMA Awards, and the recording was also a finalist for the BBC Music Award in 2019. His recording of the Violin Concertos by Mendelssohn and Schumann, released on Ondine in 2011 (ODE 1195-2), and Bach Sonatas and Partitas released in 2017 (ODE 1299-2D) received the ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’. In addition, in 2015 ICMA awarded Christian Tetzlaff as the ‘Artist of the Year’, and he also received ECHO ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award in 2017. His recordings on Ondine with Brahms’ Trios (ODE 1271-2D) and Violin Concertos by Dvořák and Suk (ODE 1279-5), released in 2015 and 2016, earned GRAMMY nominations. Tetzlaff’s previous concerto recording with violin concertos by Beethoven and Sibelius (ODE 1334-2) was shortlisted for the Gramophone Awards and was Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Recording of the Month’.


Lars Vogt was appointed the first ever “Pianist in Residence” by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003/04 and enjoys a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician. His debut solo recording on Ondine with Bach’s Goldberg Variations (ODE 1273-2) was released in August 2015 and has been a major critical success. From September 2015 Vogt has been Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead, a position which he has held for five years before becoming Principal Artistic Partner of the orchestra. In 2020, Vogt was announced as the next Music Director of Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Lars Vogt was nominated for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year award in 2017. His recordings of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (ODE 1311-2) together with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and an album of Dvořák’s Piano Trios (ODE 1316-2) both received Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice as well as the recent album of Mozart’s Piano Sonatas (ODE 1318-2). The recent installments in his Brahms concerto series also received Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice in January 2020 (ODE 1330-2) and BBC Music Magazine Concerto Choice in August 2020 (ODE 1346-2).