Chamber Music New Zealand presents MICHAEL HOUSTOUN AND BELLA HRISTOVA
Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano form a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists.
Bella Hristova is known for the power and lyrical beauty of her sound, a violinist perfectly suited to the huge technical and emotional demands of Beethoven’s Sonatas. Michael Houstoun’s recent performances of Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas met with huge acclaim for fluency and appreciation of Beethoven’s wit, as well as the moments of profound desolation.
Hristova and Houstoun’s collaboration in our Beethoven Mini-Festivals will be a landmark musical event of 2017.
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, op 12, no. 3
Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op 30, no. 3
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 12, no. 2
Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, op 30, no. 2