Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sergio A. Mims: Randall Goosby plays Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 9 - the 'Bridgetower' Sonata

Randall Goosby
(Kaupo Kikkas)

Sergio A. Mims writes:

The Chineke Foundation has just released a video of violinist Randall Goosby (who just recently signed a deal with Decca records) performing a stellar performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 9 - the 'Bridgetower' sonata with pianist Zhu Wang.

Better known as the Kreutzer Sonata after the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, research has shown that Beethoven originally wrote the work for the black violinist and friend of Beethoven George Bridgetower, but later renamed it after Kreutzer. 

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