Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5

Igor Tchetuev

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

One of the young Beethoven’s most cherished desires was to surpass Mozart, the idol of his childhood years. After a mysterious early death in 1791 Mozart’s fame only increased, becoming cloaked in legend and raising the composer’s genius to inaccessible heights. Beethoven arrived in Vienna at the end of 1792, intending, in the words of his patron Count Ferdinand Waldstein, to ‘receive Mozart’s spirit from the hands of Haydn’.
The young Beethoven could not avoid such competition ‘in absentia’, even if he had wished to: his contemporaries still remembered Mozart well and constantly compared the style, manner of execution and creative temperament of the two composers. Such comparisons were not always in favour of Beethoven. Although it was commonly believed that he had the upper hand when it came to improvisation, outstripping even Mozart, critics usually reproached Beethoven the composer for an unnecessarily complicated style and an intentional striving for originality. As if taking a stance against those who preferred ‘lucid’ and ‘elegant’ art (essentially, the art of the music salon), in
his early years Beethoven frequently took as an example the most complex and richly dramatic of Mozart’s works. For Beethoven, Mozart represented both a rival and an ally in equal measure.

Tracklist

1.
Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Allegro molto e con brio
06:25
2.
Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Adagio molto
08:04
3.
Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Finale. Prestissimo
05:20
4.
Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Allegro
07:59
5.
Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Andante
06:40
6.
Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Scherzo. Allegro assai
03:58
7.
Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54. - In tempo d'un menuetto
06:11
8.
Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54. - Allegretto
06:29

Total time: 00:51:06

Additional information

Label

SKU

CM0062010

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Digital Converters

Meitner design

Microphones

Neumann km130; DPA (B & K) 4006 ; DPA (B & K) 4011 SCHOEPS mk2S; SCHOEPS mk41

Original Recording Format

Producer

Michael Serebryanyi

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording location

5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 14, 2016

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