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Piano accompaniment backing tracks
Next to the Kreutzer sonata, this is Beethoven's most dramatic and passionate violin sonata, perhaps reflecting the composer's rage at his impending deafness. The first movement starts with a defiant arpeggiated theme, and despite attempting to settle in C major is dragged back to C minor in the dramatic coda. The second and third movements provide some respite from the drama, an Adagio providing textural variations on a theme and a quicksilver Scherzo. The finale attempts to reassert this optimism but ultimately lapses back into the turbulent drama which underpins this work.
These piano accompaniment tracks help make practising more effective and enjoyable! They are recorded by a professional accompanist and can help you keep in tune and in time, as you listen to the piano part for this work. Please scroll down for samples and details of each movement.
This practice version slows down the quicker sections of the 'performance' track above, by around 15-20%. It is included for free with that version if selected.
All repeats included
Massenet: Meditation from 'Thais'
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Rachmaninov: Vocalise Op.34 No.14 in E
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Faure: Sicilienne, Op.78
Franck: Violin Sonata
Faure: Elegie for Cello
Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Williams: Theme from 'Schindler's List'
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D.821
Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro (in style of Pugnani)
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.1
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