Masterclass: Beethoven Violin Sonata no.8, first movement

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Violinist Viktoria Mullova describes how knowledge of historical style, a sense of spontaneity and precise metronome work are crucial for pulling off this cheeky movement

This sonata is new for me. I had previously played the last movement as an encore, but I only started learning the whole work in 2023. I am still discovering more about it. It’s important for me to return to pieces because each time I do, I find so many new things – for example, here I am constantly changing the bowing. It’s fascinating and exciting how much everything changes and new ideas come…

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