Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1

This page lists all recordings of Piano Sonata, Op. 1, by Alban Berg (1885-1935) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Brahms and Berg: Piano Works

Brahms and Berg: Piano Works


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

1925 revised edition

Brahms:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Intermezzi (3), Op. 117


Vincent Larderet (piano)

In 2013 Vincent Larderet was awarded the “Steinway Artist” accolade and he prevailed himself in the international piano scene as one of the most remarkable French pianists of his generation. Both the Ravel-SACD “Orchestral & Virtuoso Piano” and the CD with the two piano concertos gained many awards. On this record Larderet presents “his” Brahms, which he boldly combines with Bergs earlier piano sonata.

Super Audio CD

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Hybrid Multi-channel

ARS Produktion - ARS38217

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Maria Yudina: A Great Russian Pianist

Maria Yudina: A Great Russian Pianist


Bartók:

Mikrokosmos (selection)

Recorded Jan 8 1964

Beethoven:

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Recorded April 1961

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Recorded June 10 1964

Stravinsky:

Serenade in A for piano

Recorded March 2 1962

Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments

Recorded Sept 1962

USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Maria Yudina (piano)

Maria Yudina [1899-1970] was famous in the 20th century for her uncompromising religious beliefs and standing up to Stalin. It is often forgotten that she was not only a consummate player of Bach (like Richter or Gould), but also of Beethoven and ‘decadent’ composers such as Bartók, Berg, Krenek and Stravinsky, the ‘cosmopolitan’ Russian, at a time when these composers were not only unknown but effectively banned in Soviet Russia. A genuinely unforgettable musical testimony.

Praga Digitals - PRD250342

(CD)

$14.25

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Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Schoenberg:

Kleine Klavierstücke (6), Op. 19

Tsontakis:

Man of Sorrows for piano and orchestra

Sarabesque

Webern:

Variations, Op. 27


“George Tsontakis's Man of Sorrows is a six-movement mediation of nearly 40 minutes' duration on Christ's crucifixion. Brilliantly written for the keyboard and scintillatingly orchestrated, it reminded me of Messiaen's Turangalîla… The piece if superbly played and recorded, patently sincere and easily assimilable.” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2007 ****

Hyperion - CDA67564

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Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42, etc.

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11

Kleine Klavierstücke (6), Op. 19

Webern:

Variations, Op. 27


“Uchida's distinctive musical personality and outstanding technique make her Schoenberg, Berg and Webern well worth hearing, however many other version of these works you have in your collection. She brings a marvellous spontaneity and sense of drama to the more overtly romantic compositions here – Berg's Sonata and Schoenberg's Op 11 Pieces. This certainly isn't one of those accounts of the Berg where you question the composer's wisdom in marking the first section for repeat. As for the Schoenberg, never has one been more aware of this music's closeness in time and spirit to the cataclysmic world of the monodrama Erwartung. Uchida's earlier recording of Op 11 was warmly praised, and this one is no less accomplished. Elsewhere, her relish for strongly juxtaposed contrast risks occasional over-emphasis, as in the third of the Op 19 pieces, and the virtues of more sharply articulated playing in this repertory are demonstrated on Peter Hill's admirable super-bargain-price Naxos disc. His account of Webern's Variations is exemplary in its clarity and feeling for line; yet Uchida manages to suggest deeper links with more romantic perspectives without in any way traducing the music's inherent radicalism.
Links with romanticism are even more explicit in the texture and thematic character of Schoenberg's Concerto, and this performance places the work firmly in the tradition of Liszt and Brahms. Not even Pierre Boulez can bring ideal lucidity to the occasionally lumpy orchestral writing, but the performance as a whole, with excellent sound, has an attractive sweep and directness of utterance.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Awards 2001

Winner - Concerto

Philips - 4680332

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Berg & Brahms: Piano Sonatas

Berg & Brahms: Piano Sonatas


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Brahms:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5


Florian Krumpöck (piano)

Alban Berg and Johannes Brahms are surely among the most important composers of their time. Even if they are separated chronologically and stylistically, there is a link: Brahms was only 20 when he wrote his Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 5, his third and last in the genre. After Alban Berg composed his Piano Sonata, Op. 1 he never wrote another. Pianist Florian Krumpöck presents these two contrasting yet comparable works on this recording.

Internationally celebrated as both a soloist and conductor, Florian Krumpöck has more than proven his outstanding capability on the international concert scene. Appointed as one of the youngest music directors in German history in 2011, Krumpöck characteristically masters enormous amounts of opera and concert literature as well as piano repertoire, and particularly enthrals his audiences with his double function as a soloist and conductor.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Solo Musica - SM253

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Modern Times

Modern Times


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Prokofiev:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11

Ravel:

Le Tombeau de Couperin

La Valse

Stravinsky:

Three Dances from Petrouchka (transcribed for organ)


Yeol Eum Son (piano)

Decca - 4812597

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Piano - 20th Century - Vinyl Edition

Piano - 20th Century - Vinyl Edition


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Schoenberg:

Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11

Klavierstücke, Op. 33a/b

Zimmermann, B A:

Enchiridion for Piano: Part 1


Cathy Krier (piano)

“The early 20th century is a period that fascinates me. The prevalent musical aesthetic was disrupted by a new generation of composers who maintained their roots in tradition, but felt a great desire to expand music’s horizons: they formed a multitude of currents and embarked on a number of different paths, all driven by the idea of transfiguring everything they had previously known. For this disc I have chosen to retrace the path originally taken by Arnold Schoenberg. Born in Vienna in 1874, Schoenberg had an atypical career. Upon his father’s death, he had to leave school as the eldest sibling at the age of sixteen to take up a profession. As an autodidact he learned the essentials of composition by sight-reading great repertoire and by playing chamber music on the cello and the violin. Married to the sister of Alexander Zemlinsky, Schoenberg took some counterpoint lessons from that composer and soon started teaching harmony and counterpoint himself, from 1903 on. His teaching activity remained central throughout his life, both in Europe and after having immigrated to the US. Profoundly aware of the continual evolution of Art as a historical necessity, Schoenberg introduced an important change into composition at the beginning of the 20th century. He took it over the brink into the unknown by dissolving the classical functions of harmony, then by eliminating all familiar points of melodic and thematic reference. Schoenberg’s Op. 11 is the first truly atonal work for piano ever written….” (from the Liner Notes by Cathy Krier)

Avi Music - AVI8553342

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Cathy Krier plays Berg, Schönberg, Zimmermann & Liszt

Cathy Krier plays Berg, Schönberg, Zimmermann & Liszt


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Liszt:

Nuages gris, S199

Unstern: sinistre disastro S208

Schoenberg:

Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11

Klavierstücke, Op. 33a/b

Zimmermann, B A:

Enchiridion for Piano

Intermezzo: Andante con moto

L'après-midi d'un Puck: Allegro giocoso

Hommage à Johann Strauss: Tempo di valse


Cathy Krier (piano)

“The early 20th century is a period that fascinates me. The prevalent musical aesthetic was disrupted by a new generation of composers who maintained their roots in tradition, but felt a great desire to expand music’s horizons: they formed a multitude of currents and embarked on a number of different paths, all driven by the idea of transfiguring everything they had previously known.

For this disc I have chosen to retrace the path originally taken by Arnold Schoenberg. Born in Vienna in 1874, Schoenberg had an atypical career. Upon his father’s death, he had to leave school as the eldest sibling at the age of sixteen to take up a profession. As an autodidact he learned the essentials of composition by sight-reading great repertoire and by playing chamber music on the cello and the violin. Married to the sister of Alexander Zemlinsky, Schoenberg took some counterpoint lessons from that composer and soon started teaching harmony and counterpoint himself, from 1903 on.

His teaching activity remained central throughout his life, both in Europe and after having immigrated to the US. Profoundly aware of the continual evolution of Art as a historical necessity, Schoenberg introduced an important change into composition at the beginning of the 20th century. He took it over the brink into the unknown by dissolving the classical functions of harmony, then by eliminating all familiar points of melodic and thematic reference. Schoenberg’s Op. 11 is the first truly atonal work for piano ever written....”

Avi Music - AVI8553339

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Berg, Schoenberg & Krenek: Piano Works

Berg, Schoenberg & Krenek: Piano Works


Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Krenek:

Sonata No. 3 for Piano, Op. 92, No. 4

Schoenberg:

Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony - G010003287349N

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Opus 1

Opus 1


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1

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

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

revised version 1925

Berio:

Six Encores: Wasserklavier

Six Encores: Luftklavier

Six Encores: Feuerklavier

Eötvös:

Erdenklavier — Himmelklavier

World Premiere Recording


Frank Dupree (piano)

The Edition Primavera already consists of numerous commendable CDs, produced by GENUIN in collaboration with the German Music Competition! The latest work of this series is the debut CD of the fantastic pianist Frank Dupree, the 2014 prizewinner. In his clever program he spans an extremely wide range of music: enclosed by Beethoven's first and last piano sonatas, works of the 20th and 21st centuries – a world-premiere recording of Péter Eötvös, as well as Berio's Encores and Alban Berg's first sonata, are performed. Thanks to Dupree's pianism, this is both an intellectual as well as an extremely sensual pleasure-highly recommended!

Genuin - GEN15368

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