Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas

Bella Hristova | Michael Houstoun

A 4-CD set of beautifully presented recordings of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, performed to the very highest standards by violinist Bella Hristova and pianist Michael Houstoun.

Produced by Kenneth Young
Engineered by Steve Garden with assistance from John Kim
Recorded in the APO rehearsal rooms, Auckland, in September 2017
Piano tuning by Glenn Easley
Design by UnkleFranc
Printing by Studio Q

Thanks to Anne Rodda and the Michael Hill Violin Competition, and to the APO for the use of their rehearsal rooms

Very special thanks to Genevieve, Gabrielle, and Tabatha Becroft for their very generous and enthusiastic support of this project. We couldn’t have realised this project without you, and we’ll be forever grateful.
Lots of love, Bella & Michael

Released: 02 April 2019
Catalogue: RAT-D088



Acclaimed as a player with impressive power, passion, and control, a beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a musician with an assured international career. She is an ardent proponent of contemporary new music, and is a highly sought-after chamber musician who has performed in many of the premier venues of the world.



Widely celebrated as New Zealand’s finest pianist, Michael has enjoyed a thriving career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, conductor, and chamber musician. This release marks his eleventh for Rattle, eight of which as the principal artist, and all of which have been critically acclaimed landmarks of NZ music.