Spring with Mozart and Beethoven

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On this week’s Arizona Encore, we welcome Spring with two masterworks that earned the nickname “Spring,” including Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5. We often think of Beethoven as bridging the Classical period with the Romantic period, and he produced his Violin Sonata No. 5 in 1801, when he was at the very edge of this musical transition. The “Spring” Sonata is still rooted in the Classical style: we hear a kind of grace, transparency, and lightness, but also interspersed within this is the boldness of the Romantic era.

This week’s broadcast features performances from the Grand Canyon Music Festival with violinists Brendan Speltz and Connie Kupka, violist Luke Fleming, and cellist David Speltz; and a Downtown Chamber Series performance with violinist Steven Moeckel and pianist Paula Fan.

Featuring performances by Brendan Speltz, violin; Connie Kupka, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; David Speltz, cello; Steven Moeckel, violin; Paula Fan, piano.

Mozart - String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, "Spring" - Brendan Speltz, violin; Connie Kupka, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; David Speltz, cello
I. Allegro vivace assai
II. Menuetto
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Molto allegro
Beethoven - Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring" - Steven Moeckel, violin; Paula Fan, piano
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

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