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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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Beethoven, Czerny & Schubert: Piano Works

Beethoven, Czerny & Schubert: Piano Works


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Czerny:

Variations ‘La Ricordanza'

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958


Jin Ju (piano)

Following her Schumann debut on MDG9471681), Jin Ju displays an even broader spectrum of expression. She is a clear, unpretentious virtuoso. All these works were composed during a twenty year period, adding to the appeal of this CD.

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MDG Gold - MDG9471698

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Beethoven, Lindberg & Bartók: Sonatas

Beethoven, Lindberg & Bartók: Sonatas


Bartók:

Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85, Sz. 76

Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer'

Lindberg, M:

Sonatas (1979)


Pasi Eerikäinen (viulu) & Emil Holmström (piano)

Sonatas includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Béla Bartók and Magnus Lindberg performed by pianist Pasi Eerikäinen and violin player Emil Holmström - Beethoven’s titanic Violin Sonata No. 9, Op.47, the Kreutzer Sonata, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonata No. 2, one of the most compelling creations of the composer’s avant-garde period. Sonatas, a world premiere on this recording, is a relatively early work by the Finnish Magnus Lindberg. In this work, the composer’s influence all hail from traditional musical traditions – German, French and Italian – though instead of fixating on Baroque or Classical styles, Lindberg takes inspiration from notable 20th-century composers. Pasi Eerikäinen plays first violin with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Emil Holmström has a particular interest in the avant garde, be it Ferrucio Busoni, the Second Viennese School or electroacoustic music, which Holmström regularly performs as a member of the defunensemble.

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Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets

Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets


Bartók:

String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85

Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 'Harp'

Nordheim:

String Quartet 1956


With an internationally acclaimed debut CD under their belts in 2008, the Engegård Quartet have brought together possibly two of the main figures in the world of the string quartet and introduced one of Norway’s greatest living composers – Arne Nordheim with his 1956 string quartet. A chamber release to savour.

“The most interesting angle here is the varied instrumental staging and microphone placements...Listening conventionally, it's the Beethoven that makes the strongest impressions, with vivid antiphonal effects...Nordheim's Quartet is a powerful and involving piece and repays more than a single visit.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010

“This account [of the Bartok] is a notable one, creating a tangible expectancy in the 'Prima parte' then finding a viable balance between clarity and intensity during the 'Seconda parte'...After this [the Nordheim] is the more low-key, but the Engegård finds real identity with its appealingly undemonstrative idiom” International Record Review, January 2011

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Beethoven & Bruch: Violin Concertos

Beethoven & Bruch: Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26


Classic recordings of the perennially popular violin concertos of Beethoven and Bruch performed by the veteran soloist Salvatore Accardo with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester under Kurt Masur can now be heard for the first time in their vivid, multi-channel original sound in this new release from PENTATONE.

First released in 1977-78 on the Philips Classics label, Accardo’s rendition of the Beethoven Violin Concerto and his masterly survey of the violin concertos of Bruch were praised by critics for the luminous playing and for Masur’s sensitive and nuanced accompanying.

Although recorded in multi-channel sound, these classic performances in the repertoire have previously been available only in the conventional two-channel stereo format. Using state of the art technology which avoids the need for re-mixing, PENTATONE’s engineers have remastered the original studio tapes to bring the performances to life as originally intended: in compelling and pristine multi-channel sound. Famous for his heartfelt and searching interpretations of the Romantic repertoire, the German conductor Kurt Masur, who died in December 2015, was one of the most critically acclaimed and admired conductors of the late 20th century. He recorded extensively for Philips while Kapellmeister at the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and his account of the Bruch symphonies and the violin concertos with Accardo as soloist were instantly popular with the critics. For Accardo, the Philips sessions also marked the start of his recordings of the mainstream repertoire, previously having dazzled audiences with his landmark recordings of the Paganini violin concertos.

For their programme, it comes as a surprise to learn that Beethoven’s lyrical and serene Violin Concerto op. 61 was rather indifferently received in his lifetime. The same however could not be said of Bruch’s arresting Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 whose popularity the composer would later live to regret as it overshadowed his other works. Nevertheless both concertos are firmly established as favourites with audiences and players alike. And these inspired performances, here in glorious, multi-channel sound, will no doubt win over a new generation of discerning audiophiles.

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Pentatone Remastered Classics - PTC5186237

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Beethoven & Bruch - Violin Concertos

Beethoven & Bruch - Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Philharmonia Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg


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Beethoven & Mendelssohn - String Quartets in A minor

Beethoven & Mendelssohn - String Quartets in A minor


Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Mendelssohn:

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13


Beethoven Quartet

As the name of this label would suggest, this CD presents the Beethoven and Mendelssohn A minor String Quartets in 2+2+2 surround sound on SACD with a DVD Video.

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Beethoven & Schumann: String Quartets

Beethoven & Schumann: String Quartets


Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

Schumann:

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41 No. 2

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BeethovenQuartett

This quartet was originally the Sonare Quartet, which performed many twentieth century works. There has been another Beethoven Quartet, made up of musicians from the Moscow Philharmonic and Shostakovich created his quartets for that ensemble. The new BeethovenQuartett was formed in 2006, the 100th anniversary of Shostakovich’s birth and concentrates on great works of the past.

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Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)


Esther Nyffenegger (cello), Gerard Wyss (piano)

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Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations


Pieter Wispelwey (cello) & Dejan Lazic (piano)

“highly distinctive performances, played with enormous flair and perfect technical control, and splendidly recorded” Gramophone Magazine

“Above all these accounts, outstandingly recorded, communicate a level of vitality and spontaneity that is normally experienced in live concerts. From the very first bar of the F major Sonata one feels that Wispelwey and Lazić are re-examining each familiar phrase and finding new and infinitely varied ways of responding to Beethoven's musical argument.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2005 *****

“The articulation and attack, the use of vibrato and the shaping of phrases all combine to make this a richly rewarding experience.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

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Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations


Matt Haimovitz (cello), Christopher O'Riley (fortepiano)

Having shared ideas and projects for some time, there was no doubt for Pentatone to join forces with Oxingale Records. This is a union of two innovative and devoted recording companies with a long history of producing reputable records and collaborating with esteemed artists. We are pleased to have you join us in celebrating this milestone as it gives way to a tremendously intriguing and inquisitive series of co-productions for you, our customers and ourselves. The first title in the Pentatone Oxingale series in Beethoven, Period. This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th Century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823. Delivered in Pentatone’s signature warm, dynamic and detailed sound, this recording gives an opportunity for a straight encounter with the power of the rich interaction between the two instruments. Both Haimovitz and O’Riley engage themselves with the music, playing with welcome harmony and delightful phrasing from beginning to end, producing a dramatic and lyrical effect. Be prepared to be mesmerised by every single one of their electrifying phrases.

“Haimovitz and O'Riley are intelligent and sympathetic of these sonatas, and also of the three shorter sets of variations.” International Record Review, March 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - April 2015

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Pentatone Oxingale Series - PTC5186475

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