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Beethoven - Complete works for solo piano, Vol.1

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1362
Release date2004-09-28
Discs1
Orig. sample rate88200Hz

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The slow introduction of the 'Pathétique' Sonata - announced by the most famous C minor chord in the history of classical music - is the starting signal for a projected 17 CD series of Beethoven's complete works for solo piano performed by Ronald Brautigam on the fortepiano.
Brautigam's surveys of the piano music of Haydn and Mozart have won unanimous praise in the musical press. As he now progresses to the climax of the Classical period (and the onset of the Romantic era), everything is set for an experience out of the ordinary.
The works on this first volume were composed between 1797 and 1800, when Beethoven was not yet thirty years old. They are performed on a fortepiano especially built for this project by Paul McNulty after a Walther & Sohn instrument from about 1802, and have been recorded in multi-channel surround sound. This Super audio CD is a so-called hybrid disc, playable on all CD and SACD players.
 
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  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, Pathètique 17:55
01 I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 08:28 $ 2.03 USD
02 II. Adagio cantabile 04:48 $ 1.15 USD
03 III. Rondo. Allegro 04:39 $ 1.12 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No.9 in E major, Op.14, No.1 12:06
04 I. Allegro 05:43 $ 1.37 USD
05 II. Allegretto 03:07 $ 0.75 USD
06 III. Rondo. Allegro comodo 03:16 $ 0.78 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14, No.2 14:31
07 I. Allegro 06:26 $ 1.54 USD
08 II. Andante 04:35 $ 1.10 USD
09 III. Scherzo. Allegro assai 03:30 $ 0.84 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No.11 in B flat major, Op.22 24:23
10 I. Allegro con brio 07:29 $ 1.80 USD
11 II. Adagio con molto espressione 06:53 $ 1.65 USD
12 III. Minuetto 03:13 $ 0.77 USD
13 IV. Rondo. Allegretto 06:48 $ 1.63 USD
 
  Album total 68:55
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
FortepianoBrautigam, Ronald

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