Weber: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

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Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas

Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas


Weber:

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4

Rondo Brillante in E flat major (La Gaité), J.252 (Op. 62)

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65


Michelangelo Carbonara (piano)

This new recording contains the four grand piano sonatas by Carl Maria von Weber. Written in the early 19th century these works mark the transition from the Classical to the Romantic style. Weber infused the classical sonata form with his own lyrical and dramatic, sometimes even theatrical, elements. The pianism is of the highest order, finding orchestral timbres and colours, as well as pianistic novelties in the virtuoso textures. As valuable additions to the four piano sonatas the famous Invitation to the Dance and the Rondo brillante are included. Michelangelo Carbonara finds drama, passion, wit and elegance in these wonderful, still underrated works. Carbonara studied at the famous Lake Como Academy, where his teachers included Dimitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler. He won several international competitions, including the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund.

Piano Classics - PCL0105

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Early Romantic Piano Music

Early Romantic Piano Music


Dussek, J L:

Piano Sonata No. 24 Op. 61 in F sharp minor 'Elegie Harmonique'

Tomásek:

Eclogues (6), Op. 35

Vorisek:

Fantasia, Op. 12

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39


Konrad Richter (piano)

SWR Digital - SWR10237

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The Art of Noel Mewton-Wood

The Art of Noel Mewton-Wood


Beethoven:

An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98

Peter Pears (tenor)

Chopin:

Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43

Schubert:

Auf dem Strom, D943, Op. post. 119

with Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn)

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 24

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39


Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)

That the Australian Mewton-Wood was one of the greatest of all pianists was an almost universal opinion of his Protean genius. He died, tragically, in 1953, at the early age of 35. His recorded legacy is desperately small; these rare wartime solo recordings appear on CD for the first time. The works by Schubert and Beethoven feature two of Mewton-

Wood’s frequent collaborators, Peter Pears and Dennis Brain, and are taken from a BBC recital broadcast in his final year.

Heritage - HTGCD269

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Weber: Flute Music

Weber: Flute Music


Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

Sonatas for Flute and Piano, Op. 10


Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Eric Le Sage (piano)

Naive - V4751

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Alfred Cortot plays Weber & Liszt (1925)

Alfred Cortot plays Weber & Liszt (1925)


Chopin:

Wiosna (Spring), Op. 74 No. 2

Pierscien (The Ring), Op. 74 No. 14

Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

La leggierezza - Étude de concert No. 2, S144

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39


Music & Arts - MACD4662

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Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas

Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas


Weber:

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4

Rondo Brillante in E flat major (La Gaité), J.252 (Op. 62)

Momento capriccioso in B flat major J56


Weber, best known for his operas today, was also a very fine pianist and he wrote a sizeable body of piano music of which the four sonatas are the centrepiece. These are perhaps the first truly ‘Romantic’ piano sonatas and were a great influence on the succeeding generation of German composers such as Mendelssohn and Schumann; all are large scale and virtuosic and their quality makes it surprising how rarely they have been recorded. The set also includes the most important of Weber’s other piano works including the once hugely popular ‘Invitation to the Dance’, a work which has become better known in the orchestration of Berlioz.

‘These are distinguished performances, by a pianist of true romantic temper, of four works that have had more than their share of misunderstanding from performers and critics alike’ (Gramophone)

Garrick Ohlsson is the pianist, acclaimed for his performances of Brahms and Chopin on Hyperion. These delightful recordings were originally released on Arabesque.

“Once ranked with Beethoven's, Weber's sonatas are now little known. Ohlsson's masterful playing, ranging from the scintillatingly soloistic, engrossingly exposes a miscarriage of justice.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2011 *****

Hyperion Dyads - CDD22076

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Schubert & Weber: Works for Flute and Piano

Schubert & Weber: Works for Flute and Piano


Schubert:

Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen' from Die Schöne Müllerin D802

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

(arr. for flute and piano)

Trio in G minor for flute, cello & piano, Op. 63, J259


Philippe Bernold (flute), Laurent Cabasso (piano)

Harmonia Mundi - Les Nouveaux Musiciens - HMN911535

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Alfred Cortot - HMV Recordings 1931-1948

Alfred Cortot - HMV Recordings 1931-1948


Brahms:

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

(arr. Cortot) Recorded on 20th April 1948, EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Recorded on 13th March 1939, Small Queen’s Hall, London

Legende S.175 No. 2, St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves

Recorded on 19th May 1937, EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London;

La leggierezza - Étude de concert No. 2, S144

Recorded on 13th May 1931, Small Queen’s Hall, London

Schubert:

Ländler D790 No. 3

Recorded on 19th May 1937, EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

(arr. Cortot) Recorded on 19th May 1937, EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

Recorded on 10th March 1939 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London


Alfred Cortot was one of the very greatest pianists of the 20th Century, renowned above all for his intuitive, highly personal interpretations of Romantic masterpieces.

Drawn from sessions in London between 1931 and 1948, these recordings include a wonderfully poetic reading of Weber’s introspective and playful Second Piano Sonata, and intense yet subtly nuanced renditions of Liszt’s groundbreaking B minor Sonata, issued almost entirely from first takes, and Légende No. 2.

Cortot’s own arrangements imbue Schubert’s Litanei and Brahms’s famous Lullaby with a heartfelt touch.

A critic wrote after Cortot’s 5th January 1927 recital at New York’s Aeolian Hall: “He is one of those great musicians from whose readings of familiar works there is almost invariably something to learn and remember… it would be hard to surpass his sincerity, his feeling, his colouring, and declamation of the music. Nor are many as fortunate as he in striking the mean between what is nobly expressive and what is sentimental….”

“Cortot's sweeping spontaneity is irresistible. The Weber is tremendous, and Liszt's Sonata (recorded in 1929, not 1939 as per the track-listing) has a hugely impressive albeit rather breathless drive.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 *****

Naxos Historical Great Pianists - 8112012

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Carl Maria von Weber - Piano Works

Carl Maria von Weber - Piano Works


Weber:

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4

Seven Variations in F major Op. 9

Seven Variations on the Aria 'Vien'qua dorina bella' Op. 7

Grande Polonaise

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Six 'Favorit' Waltzes

Max Walzer


Oehms - OC357

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Weber: Piano Works

Weber: Piano Works


Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Polacca brillante in E major, J. 268, Op. 72, "L'hilarite"

Rondo Brillante in E flat major (La Gaité), J.252 (Op. 62)


Phyllis Moss (piano)

Centaur - CRC2041

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