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Charles Ives
Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Hansheinz Schneeberger violin
Daniel Cholette piano
 
First Violin Sonata
Second Violin Sonata
Third Violin Sonata
Fourth Violin Sonata

Recorded December 1995
ECM New Series 1605
 
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Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violin virtuoso famed as the musician who premiered Bartók's First Violin Concerto, gives notice here of another of his abiding passions. Schneeberger and Canadian partner Daniel Cholette have been playing Ives's Sonatas for Violin and Piano for more than 20 years, exploring all the complexities of this astonishing music which soloists in Ives' day considered "unplayable." These are the definitive performances.