Album: Beethoven, Violin Sonatas - Leonaidas Kavakos/Enrico Pace (Decca)

In their beautifully balanced survey of Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Kavakos and Pace allow us to eavesdrop on 10 intimate conversations between musical equals.

Each work has been thoroughly investigated, from Pace's unruffled response to the rough humour of the three Opus 12 sonatas, to Kavakos's subtle intensification of tone in the A major Sonata and the exquisite simplicity of the opening arpeggio figures of the very last Sonata in G major.