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Beethoven – Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 10

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1882
Release date2011-06-20
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

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After eight discs with the 32 numbered sonatas, and a ninth comprising the early sonatas and sonatinas, 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. Some of these pieces, most famously ‘Für Elise’, are sometimes referred to as Bagatelles, others simply as Klavierstücke and several of them are only known by their tempo markings. 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.They left many of his contemporaries perplexed – the music publisher Peters reportedly turned down the Op.119 set, with the comment that such trivia was beneath Beethoven’s dignity, and might harm his reputation if published. What few suspected at the time was that the Bagatelles were to have an immense importance to the piano literature of the 19th century, and to the genre of the character piece. Previous volumes in this cycle have been highly praised by reviewers around the world, for instance in Gramophone, whose reviewer described the performances of the Waldstein and Appassionata Sonatas as ‘stunning … technically breathtaking, stylistically astute, emotionally intense and musically alive in every moment’. Ronald Brautigam brings no less commitment to the present collection of Kleinigkeiten – as Beethoven himself called them – performing the various pieces on two different fortepianos to accord with the types of instruments that the composer would have had at his disposal when writing them.
 
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  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sieben Bagatellen, Op.33 18:34
01 1. Andante grazioso, quasi allegretto 03:25 $ 0.72 USD
02 2. Scherzo. Allegro 02:42 $ 0.57 USD
03 3. Allegretto 02:11 $ 0.46 USD
04 4. Andante 02:38 $ 0.55 USD
05 5. Allegro, ma non troppo 02:46 $ 0.58 USD
06 6. Allegretto, quasi andante (Con una certa espressione
parlante)
02:59 $ 0.63 USD
07 7. Presto 01:53 $ 0.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Bagatelles 1795–1804 15:02
08 Allegretto in C minor, Hess 69 03:06 $ 0.65 USD
09 Bagatelle in C major, Hess 73 00:23 $ 0.08 USD
10 Bagatelle in E flat major, Hess 74 00:20 $ 0.07 USD
11 Allegretto in C minor, WoO53 03:19 $ 0.70 USD
12 Andante in C major 00:59 $ 0.21 USD
13 Klavierstück in C major ‘Lustig – traurig’, WoO54 01:34 $ 0.33 USD
14 Bagatelle in C major, WoO56 01:43 $ 0.36 USD
15 Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52 03:38 $ 0.76 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Elf Neue Bagatellen, Op.119 12:52
16 1. Allegretto 02:14 $ 0.47 USD
17 2. Andante con moto 00:58 $ 0.20 USD
18 3. à l’Allemande 01:35 $ 0.33 USD
19 4. Andante cantabile 01:25 $ 0.30 USD
20 5. Risoluto 00:59 $ 0.21 USD
21 6. Andante – Allegretto 01:31 $ 0.32 USD
22 7. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:50 $ 0.18 USD
23 8. Moderato cantabile 01:15 $ 0.26 USD
24 9. Vivace moderato 00:37 $ 0.13 USD
25 10. Allegramente 00:11 $ 0.04 USD
26 11. Andante, ma non troppo 01:17 $ 0.27 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Bagatelles 1810–25 06:58
27 Bagatelle in A minor ‘Für Elise’, WoO59 02:37 $ 0.55 USD
28 Klavierstück in B flat major, WoO60 01:07 $ 0.23 USD
29 Klavierstück in B minor, WoO61 02:01 $ 0.42 USD
30 Klavierstück in G minor, WoO61a 00:27 $ 0.09 USD
31 Bagatelle in C major, Hess 57 00:46 $ 0.16 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sechs Bagatellen, Op.126 14:59
32 1. Andante con moto 02:23 $ 0.50 USD
33 2. Allegro 02:32 $ 0.53 USD
34 3. Andante 01:47 $ 0.37 USD
35 4. Presto 03:36 $ 0.76 USD
36 5. Quasi allegretto 01:57 $ 0.41 USD
37 6. Presto – Andante amabile e con moto – Tempo I 02:44 $ 0.57 USD
 
  Album total 01:08:25
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
FortepianoBrautigam, Ronald

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