Beethoven's violin sonatas sit at the heart of the repertoire for violin and piano. As Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins embark on a complete cycle for Signum Classics - starting with Nos 1, 5 and 8 - they join Editor Martin Cullingford in this week's Gramophone Podcast to explore what this extraordinary music means for performer and listener alike.
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To mark Beethoven's 250th anniversary, earlier this year we published a special edition of Gramophone bringing together authoritative articles about the composer and his music from our 97-year archive. Such was its popularity that it sold out - but we've now reprinted it, so to find out more, and to get hold of a copy, click here.