Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas

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Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2014

Finalist - Instrumental

Label:

Sony

Catalogue No:

88883747352

Discs:

2

Release date:

19th Aug 2013

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0888837473521

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CD
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Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109


Igor Levit (piano)

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Igor Levit has recently given highly acclaimed debuts in major musical centres across Europe and is being hailed by international critics as one of the most outstanding pianists of our time. Levit is a BBC Young Generation Artist and currently features in the “ECHO Rising Star” program of the European Concert House Organization. Not just another young aspiring pianist releasing his debut album, he is an outstanding artist who meets the exceptionally high technical and interpretative demands of this extraordinary repertoire. Despite his young age, Levit’s interpretations display a rare depth and maturity, making for extremely well-balanced renderings on an artistic level of the great piano masters of our age. The Russian-German pianist performs one of the largest chunks of piano repertoire – Beethoven much-revered five late sonatas opp. 101, 106 and 109–111. Here, Beethoven’s late piano sonatas can be discovered in a most natural & tonally beautiful way. Written between 1816 - 1822 when the composer was completely deaf, Beethoven’s last sonatas are highly subjective artistic and personal confessions. The sonatas constitute one of the cornerstones of Beethoven's mysterious late style next to the five last quartets.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

I. Etwas lebhaft, mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto, ma non troppo)

II. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia)

III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto)

IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo. Assai vivace

III. Adagio sostenuto

IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

I. Vivace ma non troppo

II. Prestissimo

III. Gesangvoll, Mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato

II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

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