Sometimes people seem to think it's more important that their interpretations be defensible than beautiful, and that's absurd'

James Ehnes speaks about interpreting Beethoven to The Strad, and performs the composer's Romance no.1 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop (above).

The violinist continues The Strad’s new marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the first and second movements of Beethoven's Violin Sonata no.5, 'Spring' – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in our March 2016 issue. Download now on desktop computer or through The Strad App.


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