Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Kreutzer Sonata, Finale (opus 47, violin, A major)

The sonata was originally dedicated to the violinist George Bridgetower (1778–1860), who performed it with Beethoven at the premiere on 24 May 1803 at the Augarten Theatre at a concert that started at the unusually early hour of 8:00 am. Bridgetower sight-read the sonata; he had never seen the work before, and there had been ...