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

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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.

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Critical Praise for Mozart + Beethoven, October 27 + 29, 2017

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Handel and Haydn Society, led from within its own ranks By Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe, October 31, 2017 Marketing efforts underway at the Handel and Haydn Society appear to be working, as Symphony Hall was impressively full on Sunday afternoon for a matinee concert with neither guest conductor nor guest soloist on the program. The ensemble instead tapped leaders from its own ranks: Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky directed the program, and on the second half, she joined two H&H colleagues to form the triumvirate of soloists required for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The afternoon opened with the Overture to “L’amant anonyme”…

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Critical Praise for H+H’s Season Opening Concert Beethoven Symphony No. 9

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“All were well up to the demands of the music, eliciting a thunderous justly-earned standing ovation the likes of which has rarely so rocked Symphony Hall. Suzuki was about as dynamic and expressive as one could imagine, and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, with her typical ferocious attack, merely added to her already well-established reputation as H&H’s not-so-secret weapon, perhaps the company’s greatest gift to Boston.” – South Shore Critic “Suzuki caressed the two parts of the theme, treating them as a shy, delicate question and answer. Paragraphing was subtle but unmistakable, here a touch of suspense, there an easeful sigh… The…

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