Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano Olivier Charlier & Emmanuel Strosser
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24:
- 1Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24: I. Allegro10:02
- 2Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24: II. Adagio molto espressivo05:50
- 3Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto – Trio01:17
- 4Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24: IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo06:38
- Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1:
- 5Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1: I. Allegro07:48
- 6Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1: II. Adagio moldo espressivo07:24
- 7Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1: III. Allegretto con variazioni08:00
- Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96:
- 8Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96: I. Allegro moderato10:46
- 9Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96: II. Adagio espressivo06:17
- 10Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96: III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio02:08
- 11Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96: IV. Poco allegretto08:55
Info for Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano
Although Beethoven composed sonatas “for piano and violin,” following Mozart’s example, he did not intend to give prominence to one instrument or another.
Both performers should be able to display their full range of skills as true chamber music partners, so a perfect balance could be reached.
This album groups together the ‘Spring Sonata’ and two less-often played sonatas, in which the composer’s love of nature appears as well as his special interest in ancient compositional devices.
Olivier Charlier, violin
Emmanuel Strosser, piano
A rare conviction that only can confer a sovereign control, a singular presence made by powerful inner light and mystery: Olivier Charlier counts undoubtedly among the great violinists. He conquers the public with the natural grace of pure playing, as an exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose virtuosity supremely serves the music.
Of a remarkable precocity, he enters the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 10, and received illustrious support, as Nadia Boulanger, Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng. Follows an impressive series of international rewards: Competition of Munich, Montreal, Sibelius, Jacques Thibaud, Indianapolis, Young Concert Artists (New york).
A brilliant career opens then and he is invited by the Parisian orchestras : Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre de l'Opera...) as well as numerous international orchestras: London Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, Tonnhalle of Zurich, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic of Monte Carlo, RAI of Turin, BBC Orchestras, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orchestra of the Foundation Gulbenkian, National Orchestra of Belgium, Phiharmonique of Liège, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestras of Montreal, Sydney, Mexico, Caracas...) and with conductors : Serge Baudo, Alain Lombard, Theodor Gushlbauer, Sakari Oramo, Yann-Pascal Tortelier, Armin Jordan, Pascal Rophé, Emmanuel Krivine, Gianandrea Noseda, Karl-Anton Rickenbacker, Lawrence Foster, James Judd, Yutaka Sado, Gustavo Dudamel, Jerzy Semkow, Charles Dutoit, Hans Graf, Klaus Weise, Michel Plasson...
His discography testifies of a great eclecticism: Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Grieg, St Saëns, Lalo... Next to the concerto "L'arbre des songes" of Dutilleux that he recorded twice, we also find works of Pierné, Lili Boulanger, Vierne, Gerard Schurmann, John McEwen, Edward Gregson, Roberto Gerhard, Cyril Scott, among whom several world premieres. His most recent recording is dedicated to Mozart concertos, with Prague Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi will be released this year.
The Marlboro Festival was for the young Olivier a revelation, and he is since a fervent chambrist. He participates regularly to numerous festivals: Prades, "Folles journées" of Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Orangerie of Sceaux, Berlioz festival, Nice, Radio-France-Montpellier...