Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7

Mari Kodama

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

One could succinctly describe the Piano Sonatas Op. 10 – composed between 1796 and 1798 – as a “trilogy of contrasts”. As he had already done in Op. 2 and Op. 27, here Beethoven has collated various works in a single opus number. And his reason for doing so was not purely based on com- merce; in fact, he was motivated mainly by the musical content. These three works from his early sonata period exhibit artistic development, extensive contrasting, and independent formulation: not until his later works, in fact, do these three factors reap- pear at this same level. He dedicated the sonatas to the Countess Anna Margarete von Browne, a society lady in Vienna.

The Sonatas are written in the keys of C minor (No. 1), F major (No. 2) and D major (No. 3), and contain a varying num- ber of movements. The three-movement Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 lack a Minuet, or slow movement, whereas No. 3 consists of four movements. The American Beethoven- expert, William Kinderman, emphasizes the distinctive diversity of the Sonatas par- ticularly in their first movements: “…the terse, dramatic idiom of the C-minor Sonata sets into relief the relaxed, mischievous spirit of the F-major, whereas the dynamic brilliance of the third sonata, in D major, expands the formal design from within.”

 

Tracklist

1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.7, Presto
07:15
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.7, Largo e mesto
09:19
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.7, Menuetto
02:42
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.7, Rondo
04:14
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.6, Allegro
08:48
6.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.6, Allegretto
04:43
7.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.6, Presto
04:01
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.5, Allegro molto e con brio
05:35
9.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.5, Adagio molto
07:55
10.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.5, Finale
04:30

Total time: 00:59:02

Additional information

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SKU

PTC5186377

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Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meitner DSD AD/DA

Original Recording Format

Producer

Wilhelm Hellweg

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen, Daan van Aalst

Recording location

Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date May 22, 2015

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