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The Violin Sonata and Sonatines

Johannes Leertouwer / Julian Reynolds

The Violin Sonata and Sonatines

Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525509702
Catnr: GLO 5097
Release date: 19 August 2002
1 CD
 
Label
Globe
UPC
8711525509702
Catalogue number
GLO 5097
Release date
19 August 2002
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

Schubert's three Sonatinas, written in 1816, and his Sonata for Violin and Piano from 1817, are among the most beloved chamber music works the great composer has left us. There are, however, very few (if any) recordings of these precious pieces where they are being performed on period instruments with the composer's original sound. For this recording Johannes Leertouwer played a violin, built in 1663 by Jacobus Stainer, and the piano part was performed by Julian Reynolds on a fortepiano, built by Joop Klinkhamer after an original instrument by the famous Viennese builder Nannette Streicher nee Stein in 1814, exactly the same instrument that Schubert had at his disposal when he wrote these works. These are exceptional performances in great sound which will certainly appeal to a large audience.

Johannes Leertouwer (born 1959), is regarded as one of today's most talented young violinists. After winning several important competitions (the Oscar Back Competition in 1983 among them), and prolonged studies with Josef Suk in Vienna, he played for some time in the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and with Ton Koopman's Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, after which he concentrated mainly on chamber music, appearing in recitals and ensemble concerts all over Europe, striving for authentic performances on historic instruments. His repertory goes from the early Italian Baroque sonatas to contemporary music.
Julian Reynolds (London, 1962), was a pupil of Albert Ferber and Noretta Conci, and made his highly acclaimed solo debut recital in the London Wigmore Hall at the age of 19. He was also a finalist in the 1984 Busoni Competition in Balzano. He was for a time Claudio Abbado's assistant with the ECYO, co-founder and principal conductor of the European Chamber Orchestra Per Musica, conducts regularly at the Netherlands Opera and is a permanent guest conductor of the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg. For the last ten years he has formed a regular duo with Johannes Leertouwer and as such they perform all over Europe.

Uitzonderlijke uitvoeringen in hun originele klank
Schuberts drie Sonatines uit 1816 en zijn Sonate voor viool en piano uit 1817 zijn onder de meest geliefde kamermuziekwerken die de componist naliet. Er zijn echter zeer weinig opnamen waarop deze dierbare werken worden uitgevoerd op historische instrumenten met de originele klank van de componist. Op deze opname speelt Johannes Leertouwer een viool van Jacobus Stainer uit 1663. De pianopartij wordt door Julian Reynolds uitgevoerd op een fortepiano van Joop Klinkhamer, naar een origineel instrument van de beroemde Weense bouwer Nannette Schreicher (geboren als Nannette Stein) uit 1814. Toen Schubert deze werken componeerde had hij precies hetzelfde instrument tot zijn beschikking. Deze uitzonderlijke uitvoeringen met een geweldige klank zullen zeker een breed publiek aanspreken!

Johannes Leertouwer wordt beschouwd als een van de meest getalenteerde violisten. Na zijn studie bij Josef Suk speelde hij in toonaangevende orkesten als het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest en het Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Daarna ging hij zich vooral richten op kamermuziek en de authentieke uitvoeringspraktijk. Hij treedt door heel Europa op in solorecitals, concerten met ensembles en als duo met Julian Reynolds. De twee musici hebben uitstekende recensies ontvangen voor hun opnames van Beethovens werken voor viool en pianoforte, en Leertouwers opname van de zogenaamde ‘Palts Sonates’ van Mozart werd ook unaniem geprezen door de critici.

Artist(s)

Johannes Leertouwer (violin)

Johannes Leertouwer is chief conductor and artistic director of the recently formed Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. In September of 2009, he conducted this orchestra in an exciting and much praised debut which featured a program of Stravinsky and Ravel and he will continue to lead the NPU in a series of concerts and special projects in the coming years. The orchestra performs on period instruments as well as repertoire of the nineteenth- and early twentieth century. It also features an extensive educational program, and therefore clearly carries the signature of its chief conductor. Johannes Leertouwer studied conducting with David Porcelijn and the legendary Finnish professor Jorma Panula, He has worked as guest conductor with various orchestras, such as the Noord Nederlands Orkest, choir...
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Johannes Leertouwer is chief conductor and artistic director of the recently formed Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht.
In September of 2009, he conducted this orchestra in an exciting and much praised debut which featured a program of Stravinsky and Ravel and he will continue to lead the NPU in a series of concerts and special projects in the coming years. The orchestra performs on period instruments as well as repertoire of the nineteenth- and early twentieth century. It also features an extensive educational program, and therefore clearly carries the signature of its chief conductor.
Johannes Leertouwer studied conducting with David Porcelijn and the legendary Finnish professor Jorma Panula, He has worked as guest conductor with various orchestras, such as the Noord Nederlands Orkest, choir and orchestra of the Netherlands Bach Society. He has also worked with orchestras in Belgium, France, Japan and Mexico. From 1989 to 2006 he was artistic director and conductor of the Netherlands Youth String Orchestra, and also conducted various projects at European conservatories in Paris, Antwerp, Leipzig and Amsterdam.
After studying violin with Bouw Lemkes in Amsterdam and Josef Suk in Vienna and Prague, Johannes Leertouwer decided to specialize in historical performance practice. He worked as concertmaster and soloist with a number of international period instrument ensembles and orchestras, such as Anima Eterna, and the orchestra and choir of the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging.
Together with his duo partners Menno van Delft (harpsichord) and Julian Reynolds (fortepiano) he has made a series of CD recordings on the Globe label which feature works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. With the Schönbrunn Ensemble, of which he has been a member since its founding in 1987, he performs both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has also made a series of CD’s with this ensemble, the most recent of which contains works of Graf, Reicha and Ries. In 2006, the Mozart year, Johannes Leertouwer was the soloist and conductor in a highly acclaimed CD-recording of the complete works for violin and orchestra by Mozart (Challenge).
Since 1989 he has been a professor of violin at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He gives masterclasses and guest teaches in many countries both within and outside of Europe. As a conductor he is able to draw not only on his years of experience with the ensembles and orchestras that are leading the way in historical performance practice, but also on his experience in Romantic and twentieth-century orchestral practice. Already during his violin studies he worked with world famous conductors such as Haitink, Abbado, Bernstein and Harnoncourt.
Johannes Leertouwer is a conductor with a broad repertoire and an exceptionally acute consciousness of style. From his specialization, the Viennese Classics, he has built up his repertoire without limiting himself to any particular style period. Among the works he has conducted are Sibelius’ Symphony No.5, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; he has also conducted world premieres of works by Patricio Wang, Maurice Horsthuis, Frank Agsteribbe and others.

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Composer(s)

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the...
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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
It was in the genre of the Lied that Schubert made his most indelible mark. Prior to Schubert's influence, Lieder tended toward a strophic, syllabic treatment of text, evoking the folksong qualities engendered by the stirrings of Romantic nationalism. Schubert expanded the potentialities of the genre like no other composer before.

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01.
Sonata (Duo) in A Major, D. 574: I. Allegro Moderato
08:36
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonata (Duo) in A Major, D. 574: II. Scherzo, Presto
04:01
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonata (Duo) in A Major, D. 574: III. Andantino
03:46
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonata (Duo) in A Major, D. 574: IV. Allegro Vivace
05:29
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
05.
Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, D. 384: I. Allegro Molto
03:39
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, D. 384: II. Andante
04:14
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, D. 384: III. Allegro
04:07
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 2 in A Minor, D. 385: I. Allegro Moderato
07:39
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 2 in A Minor, D. 385: II. Andante
06:14
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 2 in A Minor, D. 385: III. Menuetto. Allegro
02:13
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 2 in A Minor, D. 385: IV. Allegro
04:22
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408: I. Allegro Giusto
04:41
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408: II. Andante
04:56
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
14.
Sonatina No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408: III. Menuetto
02:21
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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Sonatina No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408: IV. Allegro Moderato
05:42
(Franz Schubert) Julian Reynolds, Johannes Leertouwer
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