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Album: Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien, Beethoven Violin Sonatas – 2 (Wigmore Hall Live)

The second volume in Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien's ongoing series of Beethoven violin sonatas sustains the standard of the first, with their treatment of the Violin Sonata in F major, Spring, Op 24, perhaps their most delightful vehicle yet.

The opening melody is passed from violin to piano, its charm conveyed through Ibragimova's featherlight bowing; her subtle caresses then attend Tiberghien's rippling runs through the Adagio section, leading to the sublime conclusion of the Rondo. It's featured alongside the early A major sonata, Op 12 No 2, and the meatier G major sonata, Op 96, in which Beethoven seems to be displaying his entire emotional palette.

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