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Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas Op. 2
Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

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Total duration: 73:30
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Beethovens Opus 2, published in Wien in March 1796, is the first work in which the composers strong personality is declared.
Accordingly to Carli Ballola, Piano Sonatas Op. 2 are the manifesto of the style that the composer achieved in the early XVIII century and that will be characterizing of the following years: this is, according to Lenz, the so-called "Early Beethovenian period".
Important aspects affect the form: the Sonatas are now - differently from Haydn, Clementi and Mozarts Sonatas - structured in four movements. For the first time, Beethoven starts an expansion and a development of the forma-sonata, concerning to the structure of dynamics and rhythm, and to the dialectic of transitions; it follows that the treatment of the pianistic matter turns out to be more psychological than reminding to a frivolous style.
About Maurizio Zaccaria (AE17032 Gerhswin, G.: Complete Published Piano Works; AE15003 Massenet, J.: Complete Piano Works; OC18011B Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas Opp. 26, 28, 49, 90) renowned pianist Aldo Ciccolini wrote "he is a pianist endowed with rare technical and musical means."
The recording has been made using a pair of Brel & Kjr microphones combined with Prism Sound equipment, and a brand-new Steinway D-274.

Piano Sonatas Op. 2
Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

OnClassical
Prod. No.: 207 / 2017
Cat. No: OC19042B
UPC: 634065037758
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2018

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

Equipment used: B&K mics.
Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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