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Beethoven: Last Three Piano Sonatas

Artur Pizarro

Beethoven: Last Three Piano Sonatas

...virtuosic playing
CKD 225 (Linn Records)
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Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – I. Vivace ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – I. Vivace ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
3:54 Play $1.70
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Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – II. Prestissimo

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – II. Prestissimo

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
2:16 Play $1.70
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Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 – III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
11:07 Play $5.10
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Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
6:02 Play $3.40
5
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – II. Scherzo: Allegro molto

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – II. Scherzo: Allegro molto

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
2:13 Play $1.70
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Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – III. Adagio ma non troppa – Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 – III. Adagio ma non troppa – Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
11:29 Play $5.10
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Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 – I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 – I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
7:59 Play $3.40
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Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 – II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantablie

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 – II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantablie

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
16:44 Play $6.85
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Pizarro's acclaimed second disc of Beethoven sonatas, beautifully played on a Blüthner piano.

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Artur Pizarro

Artur Pizarro

After winning the Leeds Piano Competition in 1990, Artur Pizarro has released several oustandingly beautiful solo albums on Linn Records. Artur is renowned for his 'breath-takingly sensitive playing' (Glasgow Herald).
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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
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'No addict or admirer can afford to be without this set, however many versions might already be posessed.' The Herald

'A performance of great charm and flexibility.' The Sunday Herald

'[An] exceptionally beautiful new release...' Audiophile Audition

 

Beethoven's last three sonatas mark a culmination in the classical-romantic sonata form, and Beethoven's farewell to the genre. Pizarro explains: 'Beethoven not only aesthetically and emotionally heralds the arrival of the Romantic Age in music but also profoundly alters what had been the accepted parameters of sonata form. Man has become the centre of the universe as can be heard through the outpouring of emotion, as human condition and the circle of human life is depicted in these three works.  As an example one may witness Beethoven's description of death and the ascendance to heaven in the final movement of Op. 110.   Because of these three works, it was possible for Liszt to create his Sonata in B minor, Brahms could create his Op. 5, Schumann could create his three sonatas and his famous Fantaisie – the list goes on and on. Just as important is Beethoven's role in not only advising piano builders in the directions they must take but also supplying the musical material for these instruments. In many cases his piano writing will only find the proper instruments almost a century later! These three works are the "big bang" for the Romantic age of piano music and the beginning of the Golden Age of the pianoforte.'

Once again, Artur Pizarro has elected to play a Blüthner concert grand piano model 1. The same piano used on his first disc with Linn Records, it allows Artur's attuned sense of lyricism and romantic line to flourish. Explaining his choice of piano (a Blüthner concert grand piano, model 1) Pizarro states: 'it's more nimble than a normal twentieth-century grand, more transparent in texture. I wanted something ridiculously expressive, something different and old-fashioned.' 

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07 December 2012
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