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1 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #29: Drawn from the source2011-10-07 15:30:00
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2 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #28: A Rhine journey2011-10-07 15:24:00
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3 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides2011-10-07 15:18:00
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4 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #25: Carmen's life in an hour2011-10-07 15:03:00
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5 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves2011-10-07 10:51:00
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6 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #24: Balkan fireworks2011-10-07 10:42:00
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7 Beethoven and more podcast #23: Gypsy improv2011-10-07 10:28:00
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8 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #22: Full of fire2011-10-07 10:18:00
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9 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #21: Up to speed2011-10-07 10:03:00
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10 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #13: Minimal music to maximum effect2011-09-30 12:45:00
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11 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #19: A grand duet2011-09-30 11:48:00
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12 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #20: Looking back, looking ahead2011-09-30 11:48:00
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13 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #16: Devilish dance2011-09-30 11:47:00
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14 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #17: 19th century rockstar2011-09-30 11:47:00
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15 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #18: Written for a prodigy2011-09-30 11:47:00
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16 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #15: Inner power2011-09-30 11:46:00
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17 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'2011-09-30 11:45:00
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18 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army2011-09-23 18:58:00
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19 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #11: Full of nuance2011-09-23 18:48:00
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20 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future2011-09-23 18:43:00
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Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future

For performers Julian Rachlin and Itamar Golan, Beethoven's final violin sonata is 'unbelievably cosmic, magical. Thank God he wrote the Tenth, and just imagine if he had also made it to a Tenth Symphony…'Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G Major for violin and piano, op. 96: 2nd  movement: Adagio espressivo Julian Rachlin, violin Itamar Golan, piano MP3 recorded by Deutsche Welle (DW) in the chamber music hall of the Beethoven House, Bonn, on September 19, 2011 In 1812, Beethoven published his tenth and last violin sonata. Many may have thought Beethoven wouldn't write another violin sonata after his ninth - that he had reached the pinnacle of the form with the "Kreutzer" sonata. But he proved them wrong, creating a work that once again brings forth completely new sounds. The great violinist Carl Flesch marvelled in 1928 at "the spiritual depth and impressionistic, delicate colors. The sonata is of exquisite workmanship, has this dreamy, moody quality, and is ahead of its time just like certain parts of the last quartet." Julian Rachlin agreed that the sonata goes beyond the Ninth: "After the seeming high-point of the Kreutzer Sonata, Beethoven returns with the Tenth Sonata with completely new dimensions, new highs and lows. To me, this sonata is monumental and very forward-thinking. In principle, it has nothing to do with the other nine sonatas Beethoven had written before. Here, he enters completely new territory." Author: Marita Berg / gsw Editor: Rick Fulker…read more