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Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonata Op. 22, Op. 119, 4 Sonatinas WoO 50, 51, Anh. 5
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas Op. 2
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas Opp. 26, 28, 49, 90
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Sonatas Op. 27 'Quasi una Fantasia'; Op. 13 'Pathétique'; 'Eroica' Variations and Fugue, Op. 35
Beethoven, L. van: Late Piano Sonatas, Op. 101, 106 'Hammer-Klavier', 109, 110, 111
Clementi & Beethoven: Sonatinas Op. 36 - Sonatinas Ahn. 005, WoO 50-51
Beethoven, L. van: Variations 'Diabelli' Op. 120 & Bagatelles Op. 126
Beethoven, L. Van: (Complete) Violin Sonatas, I - Op. 23, 47 'Kreutzer'
Beethoven, L. Van: (Complete) Violin Sonatas, II - Op. 30
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 30, Op. 109; J. Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5

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Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas Op. 10, 78, 79

Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

Album(s): 1

Album catalog: OC19040B
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037734
Original audio available @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits

 

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Beethoven, L. Van: Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1
Beethoven, L. Van: Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2
Beethoven, L. Van: Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3
Beethoven, L. Van: Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Beethoven, L. Van: Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79

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The two albums OC19040B and OC19041B introduce Beethoven’s more intimate works that appropriately trace his evolution: from the four Sonatinas, WoO 50 and 51, Anh. 5/1, 5/2, composed in the late 1780s or early 1790s and published posthumously; exploring the four sonatas of the first-period (the Three Sonatas, Op. 10 and the Sonata, Op. 22); two sonatas from the middle period (Opp. 78, in two relatively brief movements; and Op. 79, the shortest of the three-movement sonatas); and ending with the late-period’s Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119, revised and published as a set in 1823 but gathering works that span from the 1790s to the early 1820s.
While Beethoven’s very early sonatinas may show a rather conservative attitude toward composition and pianistic language (perhaps the reason why they remained unpublished), it is in the Sonatas, Op. 10 that we sense Beethoven’s urge as a young composer to push the boundaries of already old-fashioned archetypes – in the use of the rondo-sonata form, for example, but also in the quintessentially orchestral writing of the third sonata. And it is in the second half of the Bagatelles, Op. 119, written in 1821-22, that we most perceive Beethoven’s iconoclastic force had he not prematurely left the world only several years later.
The present recording was made by Alessandro Simonetto with a pair of 2-stereo Stennheiser microphones.

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Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2019
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: N/A
Instrument(s) used: 9-foot Steinway D piano, 'Audi-O'
Photo/paint on cover: N/A
Artwork: ©OnClassical
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