Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Op. 24 “Spring”
On this first day of Spring, we will hear the “Spring” Sonata by Beethoven, the Violin Sonata No. 5 in F. While we may think of a work like this as featuring the violin with piano accompaniment, in the Classical era works like this were described as sonatas for piano with violin accompaniment. This piece is no exception, especially since Beethoven performed the piano parts on many of his violin sonatas that he composed.