Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32

Mari Kodama

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his last Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110 and 111 between 1820 and 1822. They are the last three of thirty-two different solutions pro- vided by the composer in this category, which began with the first sketches for his Sonata Op. 2 in 1790. Listeners and perform- ers alike – of whom literally everything is demanded – find these sonatas to be highly individual works, expressive in gesture and attitude as well as aesthetically independent. The last piano sonatas represent one of the greatest legacies in musical history and are considered an enigma to this day. For they have the ability to rise above the purely musical text, raising deeply human ques- tions and entering into realms that cannot be fathomed by means of any analytical tool. For they present a certain mindset, which is far from any kind of “Gebrauchsmusik” (= functional music): not only do they offer solutions to the technical and structural compositional problems of their time, they also drag the human as an individual into the spotlight. With his last three sonatas, Beethoven bequeathed to posterity – and thus also to the listeners of today – an exten- sive field, cultivated for us by interpreters such as Mari Kodama. For otherwise it would lie fallow forever. 

Tracklist

1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30, Vivace ma non troppo
03:23
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30, Prestissimo
02:24
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30, Andante molto cantabile
13:05
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.31, Moderato cantabile
06:24
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.31, Allegro molto
02:00
6.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.31, Adagio ma non troppo
03:38
7.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.31, Fuga
06:28
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.32, Maestoso
09:44
9.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.32, Arietta
15:54

Total time: 01:03:00

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meitner DSD AD/DA

Composers

Producer

Wilhelm Hellweg

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Concertboerderij Onder de linde Valthermond, The Netherlands

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

PTC5186389

Release Date May 5, 2015
SKU PTC5186389

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