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  • This second volume of piano and cello sonatas performed by Malcolm Bilson and Anner Bylsma contains the final three works Beethoven composed for piano and cello, encompassing his middle and late periods. Together, these recordings shed light on the composer’s stylistic development from classical to romantic through a format he both invented and mastered, reflecting his unceasing desire to explore new artistic territories.

  • This second volume of piano and cello sonatas performed by Malcolm Bilson and Anner Bylsma contains the final three works Beethoven composed for piano and cello, encompassing his middle and late periods. Together, these recordings shed light on the composer’s stylistic development from classical to romantic through a format he both invented and mastered, reflecting his unceasing desire to explore new artistic territories.

  • The two Opus 5 sonatas (1796) are not only the first sonatas for piano and cello but also the first in which Beethoven stepped out from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and asserted himself as an original presence. Bilson and Bylsma perform these landmark works here on period instruments in order to recreate the nuances of dynamic, timbre, and pitch originally envisioned by the composer.