Beethoven: Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

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Cristian Budu plays Chopin & Beethoven

Cristian Budu plays Chopin & Beethoven


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28


Cristian Budu (piano)

Young Brazilian of Romanian origin, Cristian Budu is an outstanding pianist of his generation. A passionate communicator owner of remarkable artistry, his colourful playing and sensitive pianism have achieved international recognition. At early age he was awarded first prizes in multiple national contests like the Nelson Freire Competition or the Preludio Competition at Cultura TV. In September 2013 he won the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Switzerland. His debut Claves recording is the perfect showcase for his outstanding talents

“Budu is a stunningly original pianist with musical insight and maturity that could inspire envy in colleagues twice his age. He has the sort of hands that used to be called ‘velvet paws’, which are seemingly incapable of making an ugly sound at the instrument...Eloquent phrasing is ever front and centre, and no expressive potential is left unexplored.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - July 2016

Claves - 501602

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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

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Beethoven - Bagatelles

Beethoven - Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1

Allegretto in C minor,WoO 53

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Piano Piece in B flat major WoO 60

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)


“His readings have the easy authority of one who has no difficulty in tracing the composer's most casual thoughts, even if he does not always follow his instructions to the letter. Brendel shows considerable virtuosity when he wishes to unleash it... but he is essentially a thoughtful, lyrical pianist with a tone which sings—but never monotonously.” Gramophone Magazine

Building a Library

First Choice - September 2004

Building a Library

Highly Recommended - September 2004

DG and Decca Sale

Philips - 4560312

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Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126

Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126

Gould Remastered


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Gould Remastered - G0100032924273

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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

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Transitions: Dussek, Beethoven & Mendelssohn

Transitions: Dussek, Beethoven & Mendelssohn


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

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

Dussek, J L:

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

Mendelssohn:

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54


Olga Pashchenko (pianoforte)

This first album of the Russian pianist, harpsichordist and organist Olga Pashchenko – student of Alexei Lubimov and Richard Egarr; prizewinner of several international music competitions (‘Schloss Kremsegg’ for fortepiano in 2011; ‘Hans von Bulow' for piano in 2012…) depicts the rebellious and yet very tender metamorphosis between two ‘states’ of art – Classical and Romantic. Dussek, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn stand at the crossroads of the two styles; demonstrating how the transformation to Romanticism was subtle and hidden in the smallest details of the well-composed, transparent architecture of the music of the Classical period.

The two original instruments (Conrad Graf 1826 & Donat Schoeffstoss 1812) chosen with care by Olga Pashchenko are in possession of a great clarity of sound, and uncover immense timbral possibilities, allowing one to play with the rhetoric as much as with the colours.

“Pashchenko’s playing in the Dussek is imaginative and haunting, Mendelssohn’s variations offer the chance to show her playing at its most accomplished and she has the measure of the Beethoven bagatelles...With excellent sound and truly superb booklet notes that address the album concept, the composers and the pianos themselves, this is a very strong entry. An album I’ll treasure.” MusicWeb International, 6th May 2013

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Glenn Gould plays Beethoven: Variations & Bagatelles

Glenn Gould plays Beethoven: Variations & Bagatelles


Beethoven:

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

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in F major, Op. 34

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition - 88725412872

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Beethoven: Rondos & Bagatelles

Beethoven: Rondos & Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1

Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

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

Rondo in B flat major, Anh. 6


Natalie Valentin (fortepiano)

Played on a period instrument.

The French label Paraty has the pleasure to announce the debut CD release of Fortepianist Natalie Valentin. The instrument used in this recording was built in Germany in the late 18th century and has been restored by Christopher Clarke, a renowned specialist in period instruments. This release is already receiving praise from the critics:-

‘She can make the instrument really sing’ Early Music Review

‘A fine restored fortepiano….thrust and sparkle to the sound’ Gramophone

Paraty - PARATY109104

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Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 10

Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 10

Complete Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Allegretto in C minor Hess 69

Bagatelle in C major, Hess 73

Bagatelle in E flat major, Hess 74

Allegretto in C minor,WoO 53

Andante in C major

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

Bagatelle in C major, WoO56

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Piano Pieces (4), WoO 59-61a

Bagatelle in C major, Hess 57

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126


Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

On this new disc, Ronald Brautigam now embarks on the second leg of his traversal of Beethoven’s complete music for solo piano. In this volume he gives us the complete Bagatelles, and includes not only the three sets published during Beethoven’s life time, but also thirteen further pieces composed throughout Beethoven’s career, between 1795 and 1825.

Among Beethoven’s Bagatelles – whether official or unofficial ones – are pieces that may originally have been intended as movements of piano sonatas, as well as pieces of an extreme brevity, such as the 11 seconds long Allegramente, No. 10 of Elf Neue Bagatellen, Op.119.

Previous volumes in this cycle have been highly praised by reviewers around the world: performances of the Waldstein and Appassionata Sonatas (BISSACD1573) which were described by Gramophone as ‘stunning … technically breathtaking, stylistically astute, emotionally intense and musically alive in every moment’

“Brautigam explores the music with acuity and if, predictably, the fast dramatic Bagatelles bring out the best in him, his nurturing of the wayward C major WoO56 turns a miniature into something surprisingly big...there's far more than unmatched completeness going to Brautigam's new set.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2011 ****

“Brautigam plays a copy of a c.1805 Walter & Sohn fortepiano for the 15 works composed between 1795 and 1804, and a copy of a c.1819 Conrad Graf for the remainder. Only the sharpest of ears will be able to tell the difference in a blind hearing, but the Dutch pianist's total control of both is quite remarkable to the extent that the character and colour of other well-known 'complete' cycles on modern instruments seem pallid by comparison.” Classic FM Magazine, October 2011 *****

“this is a terrific addition to Brautigam's cycle and is recommended to anyone who thinks fortepianos are the poor relations of the modern Steinway. I defy you not to be won over.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

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Beethoven: Piano Works

Beethoven: Piano Works


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Variations (6) in G major on the duet 'Nel cor più non mi sento' from the opera La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 70

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1


David Strong (piano)

Classico - CLASSCD434

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