Beethoven Sonatas 6-10

Cancelled: James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong on Monday 19 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

‘James Ehnes has a special quality about his playing, it’s intimate in detail but epic in imagination. He’s both poetic and heroic. An evening – or two – with James Ehnes is a transformative experience especially when he’s performing all of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth brings many chances to encounter his masterpieces, but few will be as compelling as James Ehnes’ journey through all of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Ehnes has the magnetic personality, silken sound, technique and the commitment to take us on this journey.

It’s also the violin’s journey – over the 15-year span that Beethoven composed his sonatas, the instrument found the powerfully expressive voice we hear in the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata and the sublime Op.96. Each of these sonatas contains something memorable: the madcap humour of Sonata No.1, the pastoral yearning of the ‘Spring’ sonata, but above all the ingenious interplay of violin and piano. Ehnes and his regular collaborator Andrew Armstrong have an almost telepathic connection, and the full measure of Beethoven’s passionate, funny, angry and profound sonatas.

About the program

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong perform works by Beethoven. See the PROGRAM tab for more information.

Thanks to our partners

Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre
Program Partner The Langham Melbourne


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James Ehnes violin (CAN)
Andrew Armstrong piano (U.S.A.)


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1
Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A, Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’
Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G, Op.96

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for a pre-concert talk in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at 6.15pm.


This production is part of the following series:

Beethoven 250

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.