Beethoven - The Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume 2 (2020)


Jiyoung Park

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Audioguy Records is bringing Volume 2 of the Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas performed by Jiyoung Park, Violin & Yoahn Kwon, Piano to NativeDSD listeners. Better yet, the release of this new album is coming to the NativeDSD Music store a full 2 months ahead of its official release date!

The new album features Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1, and Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3. It was recorded in Stereo DXD by Yong-Seob Kim and Jung-Hoon Choi, at the Audioguy Studio in Seoul. 

Volume 1 is also available here at the NativeDSD Music Store, click here to visit that album page. 

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D Major, Op.12
Beethoven’s Sonata for violin No.1 through No.3 are included in Op.12. These three delicate pieces were composed in the same period between 1797 and 1789 when Beethoven was 27 to 28 years old and dedicated to Antonio Salieri. The first movement begins with a spirited Allegro con brio. Both Violin and Piano makes a fascinating music flow speaking each other their parts equally till the end. The second movement is a theme and variations based around a simple melody, with each half of the melody played first by the piano and then by the violin. The final Rondo movement is built around a lighthearted, dance-like melody. At the end of the coda gives the feeling of musical uncertainty and finishes abruptly with a strong statement.
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A Major, Op.30 No.1
Beethoven confessed desperation over his growing deafness to his brother in Heiligenstadt Testament letter. In the same year of 1802, the three sonatas of Opus 30 were composed. The sixth violin sonata was written for the Emperor 'Alexander I' from Russia. It has three movements with the last movement being a Variation movement. Originally the last movement of the Kreutzer Sonata Op.47 was intended to be the last movement of this sonata but Beethoven changed these movements. The first movement starts very gently, introducing the themes in the piano-part and let the violin respond upon this. In the second movement the violin has the ravishingly beautiful melody starting from the beginning and the piano has a dotted rhythmic pattern which feels like the heartbeat. The last movement of this sonata is written as a variation form on a simple, rolling melody, giving plenty of opportunities for both the violinist and pianist to show their virtuosity.
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G Major, Op.30 No.3
This wonderful charming piece, Beethoven sonata No.8, was written between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia. The first movement starts joyfully with both instruments playing the first theme together. It is a piece that has sudden changes in character and the piece has a lot of flow and drive. The second movement is a rather long movement for a second movement, especially compared to the first movement. Lyrical with a bittersweet theme, the movement can be seen as a variation-movement, a style in which Beethoven made himself unsurpassed. The third movement is one of the most impressive and virtuosic pieces with the very fast theme, which the piano introduces first and the violin takes over. The piece is full of spirit and combining with all the virtuosity, it takes everyone's breath away.
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Jiyoung Park

A soloist underlining the existence of art in the process of making music, Violinist Jiyoung Park entered the Korea National University of Arts (KNUA) as a young talent musician at the age of 16 and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree as a Violin performance and minor as Musicology in the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. Following her studies at KNUA, she obtained her Soloist Diplomas at the ‘Hochschule fu?r Musik und Theater Hamburg’ in Germany, and also earned a Certification as a Specialized Music Performance, the Diploma "Interpretation Musicale Specialisee? avec orientation en Soliste" summa cum laude on admission and at graduation at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) in Switzerland.

She studied with violinist Pierre Amoyal, the one and only disciple who violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz treasured, and violinist Kolja Blacher, former Concertmaster to the Berlin Philharmonic and soloist strongly confided in by maestro Claudio Abbado. Among her other teachers were violinists Anton Barovsky, Winfried Russman, and the renowned South Korean violin virtuoso, Nam Yun Kim.

Ms. Park started playing the violin at the age of seven in New Jersey, USA. By the time she had returned to Korea in 1991, she had already given several official concerts in South Korea. She was awarded the prize from the Competition for Young Musical Talent, and was presented as a young talented soloist on HCN. At the age of fifteen, she was designated as the leader (Concertmaster) of the Korea Chamber Orchestra while she was studying in the KNUA Pre-College Division Program for Young Artists in the Korean National University ofArts (KNUA).

Following her studies, she moved to Hamburg, Germany. She studied at the ‘Hochschule fu?r Musik und Theater Hamburg’ with Kolja Blacher. During her studies in Hamburg, she has given concerts in Laeiszehalle, Mendelssohn Salle and given numerous chamber music ensemble concerts and house concerts.

After since she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, Ms. Park performed at numerous festivals and ensemble recitals in Europe. She was a member of the Camerata de Lausanne directing by Pierre Amoyal, giving concerts in France, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland, etc.

As a member to various musical societies, she has been the guest member of the Sinfonietta de Lausanne and Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine de Conservatoire de Lausanne, Ateliers de Musique Conservatoire (AMC). Among her repertoires she has collaborated works with several contemporary composers which were German, Swiss, andItalian contemporary works of the 21st century.

During her studies in Switzerland, she was a finalist in the Jeunesses Musicales Romania, and a finalist in the International Lyceum Club of Switzerland Music Competition. Her unique talent and sensitivity drew critical acclaim from the local press. She also collaborated with the Orchestra Chamber de Lausanne (OCL), Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine de Conservatoire de Lausanne, Ateliers de Musique Conservatoire (AMC).

Ms. Park performed the complete sonatas for violin and piano works of Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Faure?, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Performing on stages at various venues, Ms. Park is as the Artistic Director of Ensemble de Rosemarie and teaching as a lecturer of violin in several Universities in Korea.

She had announced the album "Les trois e?toiles" in August 2018 and her recent CD, "Complete Violin Sonatas of Beethoven, Volume. 1" was just released in June 2019.

photo: from booklet AGCD0137

Yoahn Kwon

Pianist John Kwon, a native of South Korea, has won extraordinary critical acclaim for his deep musicianship, sensitivity, and rare insight. Renowned critic Harris Goldsmith called him a "versatile and interesting musician who keeps audiences' attention from beginning to end."

Mr. Kwon started piano studies at the age of nine. He attended at the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School. After graduating from the LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts, Mr. Kwon received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Mannes College of Music.

At Mannes, he studied piano with Diane Walsh, theory and analysis with Carl Schachter with a generous scholarship award from the Jerry Seinfeld Family Foundation. Furthermore, Mr. Kwon completed the Stages du Perfectionenment at France's L'Ecole Normale de Musiques de Paris, studying with Anne Queffelec for 4 consecutive years. He studied and mentored by pianist Jacob Krichaf (who was a student of Claudio Arrau) in New York during his formative years. And later frequently taught by great pianists and Pedagogues such as Anton Kuerti, Jacques Rouvier, and John O'Conor at the Wilhelm Kempff's Positano Beethoven Master Kurs in Italy, Banff Centre and Orford Academy in Canada.

With the essential interpretation based on his unique touch and painstaking musical analysis, he is warmly welcomed by audiences and critics on important concert venues in the world. Recitals, concerto appearances and his chamber music performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony, and

London Philharmonic Orchestra won critical acclaim. He has given complete performances of sonatas for piano and violin by Grieg, Faure, Brahms and Beethoven with violinist Jiyoung Park and has recorded several CDs for Audioguy, WFMT Chicago, and SONY Classical label.

Alongside his ongoing critically acclaimed concerts, Mr. Kwon's teaching is highly in demand by prospective students from East Asia. His recent private students successfully got accepted to many great conservatories and universities around the world such as Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute at John's Hopkins University, University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, Ecole Normale de Music de Paris, HMDK Stuttgart, Hochschule fu?r Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

photo: from booklet AGCD0137

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Beethoven - The Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume 2 (2020)


Jiyoung Park

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Editing Software: Pyramix
Microphones: DPA 4011, DPA 4041, AKG C33E
Recording Engineer: Yong-Seob Kim // balance engineer: Jung-Hoon Choi
Recording location: Audioguy Studio, Seoul
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD
Speakers: Genelec 8351a

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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1 - Allegro con brio
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1 - Tema con variazioni Andante con moto
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1 - Rondo Allegro
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.30 No.1 - Allegro
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.30 No.1 - Adagio molto espressivo
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.30 No.1 - Allegretto con variazioni
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.8 in G Major, Op.30 No.3 - Allegro assai
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.8 in G Major, Op.30 No.3 - Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazios
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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.8 in G Major, Op.30 No.3 - Allegro vivace
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