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Andreas Haefliger plays Beethoven Op.31

Catalogue numberBIS-2607 SACD
Release date2022-01-07
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time70:28

Since 2004, Andreas Haefliger has been presenting Perspectives, a series of recital programmes, in concert and on recordings. Each programme focusses on one or two Beethoven sonatas, juxtaposed with works by other composers which in some way interact with Beethoven’s music and with each other. Now, for his latest release on BIS, Haefliger has instead opted for an all-Beethoven recital, choosing to present the composer’s three sonatas Op. 31 as a group.
In his introduction to the disc, Haefliger describes the set as occupying ‘a very special place in the Beethoven sonata cycle: It preserves a link to the past but gives us also a vision of the works to come, exploring humour and tenderness, nature and the psychology of the human mind.’ The recording took place in the Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, celebrated for its superb acoustics, on a Bechstein concert grand which Haefliger describes as ‘a piano which, while a modern instrument, retains a nostalgic quality in its sound world and was a constant source of inspiration during the sessions.’
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$ 16.90
Extra material for download
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1 24:04
01 I. Allegro vivace 06:17 $ 1.51 USD
02 II. Adagio grazioso 10:52 $ 2.61 USD
03 III. Rondo 06:55 $ 1.66 USD
  Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "Der Sturm" 22:50
04 I. Largo - Allegro 08:40 $ 2.08 USD
05 II. Adagio 07:55 $ 1.90 USD
06 III. Allegretto 06:15 $ 1.50 USD
  Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op.31 No. 3 23:30
07 I. Allegro 08:45 $ 2.10 USD
08 II. Scherzo 04:51 $ 1.16 USD
09 III. Menuetto 04:55 $ 1.18 USD
10 IV. Presto con fuoco 04:59 $ 1.20 USD
  Album total 70:28
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
PianoHaefliger, Andreas

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