Beethoven: Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

This page lists all recordings of Bagatelles (11), Op. 119, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

Recommendations

Highly Recommended
September 2004
Editor's Choice
July 2012

All recordings

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

David Matthews: Complete String Quartets Volume 4

David Matthews: Complete String Quartets Volume 4


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

transcribed D Matthews for string quartet

Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 - Adagio

transcribed D Matthews for string quartet

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

transcribed D Matthews for string quartet

Matthews, D:

String Quartet No. 11, Op. 108

Diabelli Variation (version for string quartet)


This fourth CD in the series of David Matthews’s complete string quartets presents the String Quartet no.11 – a set of variations on the eighth of Beethoven’s Op.119 Bagatelles – and Matthews’s own contribution to the ‘Diabelli’ Variations, first written for piano and transcribed for string quartet – ‘a small miracle’, in the words of the violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved.

The disc also features Matthews’s complete Beethoven transcriptions for string quartet: the Piano Sonata no.28 in A major, op.101, the 11 New Bagatelles, op.119, and the slow movement of the Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat major, op.22.

The American critic Robert Reilly described the music on Volume 1 of this cycle of the Complete String Quartets of David Matthews (b.1943) as ‘some of the most concentrated, penetrating writing for this medium in the past 30 years or more. It is musical thinking of the highest order and quartet writing in the great tradition of Beethoven, Bartók, Britten, and Tippett.’

The Kreutzer Quartet – Peter Sheppard Skærved and Mihailo Trandafilovski, violins; Morgan Goff, viola; Neil Heyde, cello – have worked with David Matthews for many years now; many of his quartets were written with them in mind. The Kreutzer Quartet is also engaged on a project to record the string quartets of Beethoven’s friend and colleague Antoine Reicha, also for Toccata Classics.

Toccata Classics David Matthews' String Quartets - TOCC0318

(CD)

$15.25

(also available to download from $10.00)

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Beethoven: Bagatelles

Beethoven: Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Bagatelle in C major, WoO56

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52

Piano Pieces (4), WoO 59-61a


Following his highly acclaimed Beethoven ‘Moonlight’, ‘Pathétique’ and ‘Waldstein’ Sonatas release, Hyperion’s Gramophone-award-winning artist Steven Osborne turns his talents to Beethoven’s complete Bagatelles. Though the composer himself referred to these thirty short piano works, which he penned throughout his life, as ‘trifles’, these are nonetheless trifles from the mind of a genius. In this polished album, Osborne lends his remarkable artistry to everything from the Six Bagatelles of Op 126, which at times occupy the same rarefied spiritual world as the late quartets and were the very last works Beethoven ever wrote for the piano, to the composer’s most famous stand-alone piano piece, the mysterious little A minor Bagatelle known to all the world as ‘Für Elise’.

“[Beethoven's] Leipzig publisher complained that they were such insignificant trifles no one would believe they were by Beethoven: not only slight but on the whole easy too. The joy of having a player of Steven Osborne's spare, rhythmically incisive brilliance shows the idiocy of the publisher's words.” The Observer, 16th April 2012

“vigorously and sparklingly played by Steven Osborne, who must bring his pianistic intelligence to bear on elementary and virtuosic performance levels alike.” Sunday Times, 22nd April 2012

“the range is enormous...Osborne encompasses this transition in masterly fashion. This disc follows on from his one of Beethoven sonatas, and it ignites a similar joy in the way that he conveys ideas so lucidly and with such subtle shades of tone, distilling the essence of each miniature with potency and freshness.” The Telegraph, 19th April 2012 *****

“It's a part of [Osborne's] personal excursion to seek the individual potency of each Bagatelle...Osborne has delved deep to extract so much from cameos that pack emotional enormity within small spaces.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

“The air of faux naivete Osborne brings to these trifles is particualrly persuasive, with understatement providing the perfect setting and foil for Beethoven's droll humour...Whatever preconceptions you may bring to these pieces, the crystal clarity of Osborne's exquisitely polished pianism is an unalloyed joy to the ear...Osborne's new recording will take its place without apology in any company.” International Record Review, June 2012

“His playing is immaculately polished, but here he misses something of the arresting brusqueness, heartfelt lyricism, madcap zaniness, and tender melancholy...Osborne's most expressive playing comes in the reflective moments of the Op. 126 Bagatelles.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 ***

“Despite playing on a modern grand, Osborne’s attack, tone and phrasing suggest an awareness of period performance practice. Climaxes are powerfully telling, yet always remain within “classical” parameters...[Osborne is] captivating, with a gentle touch that produces an astonishing inwardness.” MusicWeb International, July 2012

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - July 2012

Hyperion - CDA67879

(CD)

$14.25

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Appassionato

Appassionato


Beethoven:

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

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'


Donka Angatscheva (piano)

ARS Produktion - ARS38200

(CD)

$15.75

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days. (Available now to download.)

Beethoven: Bagatelles, Fantasia & 32 Variations

Beethoven: Bagatelles, Fantasia & 32 Variations


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126


Jean-Claude Henriot (piano)

Dux - DUX1231

(CD)

$14.25

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days. (Available now to download.)

Sonatenabend

Sonatenabend

Piano music by Mozart, Beethoven & Berg


Beethoven:

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

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310


Mikhail Shilyaev (piano)

Mikhail Shilyaev is a young pianist whose recent recordings have received great critical acclaim. He studied in Moscow and Munich before coming to the UK, where he has won numerous prizes and, in 2007, made his Wigmore Hall recital debut. He is now a junior fellow at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. This CD is a wonderful selection of piano music originating from Vienna, featuring three groundbreaking composers with their own very individual takes on the piano sonata. Beautifully played, this sonata recital is a superbly entertaining account of the works, which show the innovation and the hereditary development of the sonata form, virtuosically exposed by Mozart, romantically matured by Beethoven, and taken to the edge of tonality by Berg. A thoughtfully-devised programme, illuminated by some excellent booklet notes and played by a rising star of the piano world, this disc will delight and amuse lovers of classical music.

“This odd grouping of classics from Vienna's First and Second Schools is so well played that one happily accepts its rather strained rationale; Shilyaev is a natural Beethovenian, but his Berg has a full-blooded lyricism.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ****

Stone Records - ST8048

(CD)

$14.25

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Gilbert Kalish plays Haydn, Beethoven & Schubert

Gilbert Kalish plays Haydn, Beethoven & Schubert


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960


Gilbert Kalish (piano)

This disc presents the long-awaited return of Gilbert Kalish as a solo pianist. This new CD offers luminous performances of Haydn and Schubert's final sonatas, as well as Beethoven's, op. 119 Bagatelles, the recording dedicated to the memory of his late wife.

Bridge - BRIDGE9428

(CD)

$15.25

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations & 11 Bagatelles

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations & 11 Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119


Edoardo Torbianelli (fortepiano)

The emotional effect of Beethoven’s music on its listeners was enormous at his time: his works were experienced as something completely unheard of and revolutionary.

In this recording on a historical fortepiano, the Italian pianist Edoardo Torbianelli explores Beethoven’s high ideals and the profound introspection of his music, which are considered essential features of his works. To this end, there is hardly a more suitable work than the Diabelli Variations op. 120, Ludwig van Beethoven’s last great piano work, which was written over a period of four years and offers a cross-section of his composition like an anthology. The Bagatelles op. 119 refer to Beethoven’s intensive experiences, which served the already deaf musician as a source of inspiration.

Gramola - GRAM99016

(CD)

$15.25

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Oscillations: Piano Music by Beethoven & Stravinsky

Oscillations: Piano Music by Beethoven & Stravinsky


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Stravinsky:

Polka

Valse pour les enfants

Les Cinq doigts

Larghetto

Valse pour les enfants

Piano-Rag-Music

Valse

Tango

Piano Sonata (1924)


Einav Yarden (piano)

On ‘Oscillations’ the highly-talented Israeli born pianist Einav Yarden contrasts pieces by Beethoven and Stravinsky, two major figures from completely different musical eras. Both composers however shared the same passion for the piano, and considered it to be an indispensible tool in the art of composition. The recording features Beethoven’s Sonatas opus 14 No. 2, and Opus 10 No. 2, and the same composer’s 11 Bagatelles, alongside Stravinsky’s only solo Sonata and several of his piano miniatures.

Einav Yarden juxtaposes two composers who are rarely heard on disc together, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). For Beethoven, the piano was a central instrument, and he wrote five piano concertos, 32 sonatas, numerous variation works, bagatelles, and individual pieces. Although Igor Stravinsky’s piano compositions are limited to three works for piano and orchestra, the Sonata of 1924, some early pieces, etudes, barely a dozen individual pieces, and a few works for two pianos, the piano was key also to Stravinsky. “Every note I wrote,” said Stravinsky, “was tried out on this instrument, every interval singly tested, heard again and again.”

Challenge Classics - CC72599

(CD)

$15.50

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Für Elise: Bagatelles for piano by Beethoven

Für Elise: Bagatelles for piano by Beethoven


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Bagatelle in C major, WoO 54, 'Lustig-Traurig'

Bagatelle in C major, WoO56

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Piano Piece in B flat major WoO 60

Allegretto in B minor WoO 61

Allegretto quasi Andante WoO 61a

Waltz in D major WoO 85

Ecossaise in E flat major, WoO 86


Stephanie McCallum (piano)

ABC Classics - ABC4766889

Download only from $10.00

Available now to download.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw, 20–21 November 2012

Sinfonia Varsovia, Jacek Kaspszyk

Variations (5) on 'Rule Britannia', WoO 79

Watford Town Hall, 11–12 November 1991 & 18 February 1992

Variations (7) on 'God save the King', WoO 78

Watford Town Hall, 11–12 November 1991 & 18 February 1992

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

Watford Town Hall, 11–12 November 1991 & 18 February 1992

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Watford Town Hall, 11–12 November 1991 & 18 February 1992


Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She began her piano studies with Larisa Gorodecka, herself a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus. Graduating at sixteen with highest honours from the St Louis Conservatory of Music, Ingrid Jacoby went on to win the National Baldwin Piano Competition, the Concert Artists Guild International Piano Competition and the Steinway Hall Artists Prize.

In America, the National Society of Arts and Letters awarded to her (in 1994) one of its highest distinctions, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Her discography includes the world premiere recording of Korngold’s solo piano pieces, works by Gershwin and Bernstein, and a recording of the Shostakovich and Ustvolskaya piano concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, which earned the highest commendation from the American Record Guide.

This is Volume 2 of Ingrid Jacoby’s complete set of Beethoven Piano Concertos.

The first CD of Beethoven Concertos 2 & 4 has received wonderful reviews: ‘Jacoby revitalises Beethoven’s Piano Concertos … terrifically and with so much intelligence and energy that all leading competitors pale by comparison.’ (Crescendo magazine, Germany), and ‘Here is a performance of Beethoven that is well-nigh flawless in every regard.’ (International Record Review, UK). This strongly projected performance of Beethoven’s Concerto No.5 is complemented by an all-Beethoven recital which Ingrid Jacoby recorded in 1991–2, featuring sets of variations, the Andante favori and the op.119 Bagatelles. The producer was Tony Faulkner.

The booklet contains notes by Richard Wigmore in addition to personal insights by Ingrid Jacoby on Beethoven interpretation.

The final volume in the series, featuring Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 3, will be released in the autumn this year.

ica classics Live - ICAC5104

(CD)

$13.00

(also available to download from $8.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Page: 

1 2 3 4

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.