• Beethoven's Violin Sonatas–Vienna: City of Dreams

    Continuing our preparation for Vienna: City of Dreams we share the next in our series of 11 videos focusing on selected works to be performed in the three-week festival during February and March 2014. Explore the rest of these videos, and additional information about the composers and compositions here.

    Carnegie Hall's Director of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen discusses the evolution of Beethoven's approach to the violin sonata, and the composer's last minute rush to complete one of his most famous and most difficult works.


    Related: Hear violinist Leonidas Kavakos perform all 10 of Beethoven's violin sonatas.