In which we find the dead solid perfect violin/piano duo doing some skilful and interesting juxtapositions on the meat of the Beethoven canon. Placing his works as products of their times by placing them next to works by his students and contemporaries, you get to enjoy and intimate duo that knows his works like the back of their hands before getting to explore lesser known period works. The playing is such that you know how the kings and nobles that backed these woks felt as they enjoyed them in real time. A tasty set that gives the classical fan a mighty jolt and something to share with pride.

—Chris Spector