Christian Sinding (1856 - 1941)
Sonata for violin and piano no. 3 op. 73 in F-major
01. Allegro con brio
02. Andante cantabile
03. Decisimo ma non troppo allegro
Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817 - 1890)
Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 op. 21 in d-minor
04. Adagio - Allegro di molto
05. Larghetto - Allegro vivace
Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Sonata for violin and piano no. 3 op. 45 in c-minor
07. Allegro molto ed appassionato
08. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
09. Allegro animato
"I was once again surprised by Christian Sinding who demonstrates a glowing passion in his third sonata. This work was the perfect beginning for a concert by this duo whose playing is characterized by the same intense emotion and marked the start of a thoroughly remarkable concert. The German violinist and her Indian piano partner were able to fill the projecting and yet also compact structure with pulsating life..."
MAGAZIN "ENSEMBLE" - Burkard Schäfer 03-2013 - "Passionate"
"...Duo Appassionata: The name fits. For the artists succeed in strikingly, indeed in a rousing way, by throwing out sparks from these Nordic, but anything but subdued works. Steinbach's rich, glowing, even vibrating violin sound and Mody's pianistic touch art complement each other perfectly. Above all, the highly virtuoso Sonata of Sinding becomes a reference .."
MAGAZIN "DAS ORCHESTER" 06-2013 - Dieter Stepphuhn
"…it sings and cheers, it laments and craves, it foams and sprays for it is pure joy… This CD is in its selection of pieces and its interpretation exemplary for the heartfelt musical romantic of the European north.