The Boston Globe: Eminent Local Releases from 2017, Beethoven, Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin, Volume 3

Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata (Coro)

Is there room for another set of recordings of Beethoven’s Op. 30 violin sonatas? Certainly, when performed with the buoyancy and rhythmic acuity with which violinist Ogata and keyboardist Watson, both of the Handel and Haydn Society, infuse them. The drama underpinning the C-minor Sonata and the effortless charm of the A-major make clear that there is a true communicative spirit at work between these two superb musicians.