Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 11-13, 15 ,22 & 27

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Sonata in B flat, Op. 22
“This sonata has had a wash …” With these words, Beethoven gives a very clear description of his Sonata in B flat dating from 1799-1800 in a letter to his publisher. But how are these words justified? By means of which innovations or developments? At first glance, Op. 22 is nothing more than a well-organized and structurally flawless sonata. But precisely therein could lie the key to Beethoven’s words. After the rather more experimental work in his Op. 10 and Op. 13, here the composer again finds his way back to the original model of the genre. However, this should not be considered a step backwards, precisely because formal and sonic experiments in the form and sound fail to materialize. A close proximity to Mozart in general – and to his Sonata K. 333 in particular – has been established, espe- cially in the development of the themes. The absence of a coda in the otherwise brilliantly formulated first movement is also typical of Mozart. The Adagio “con molta espressione” calls for expressive playing; however, the character of the movement is determined by a painfully opulent sound. The Minuetto is thematically linked to the Adagio, after which the trio, with its insistent semiquavers, offers a shrewd contrast. In the final rondo, harmonic surprises and graceful thematic associations await the listener.

  

Tracklist

1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Allegro con brio
07:27
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Adagio
06:59
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Menuetto
03:17
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Rondo
06:30
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Andante con variazioni
07:58
6.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Scherzo
02:42
7.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Marcia
06:09
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Allegro
03:41
9.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Andante-Allegro
05:01
10.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Allegro molto e vivace
01:55
11.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Adagio con espressione
02:58
12.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Allegro vivace
05:43
13.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.22, Tempo d'un menuetto
05:41
14.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.22, Allegretto
05:44
15.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.27, Mit Lebhaftigkeit
05:35
16.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.27, Nicht so geschwind
07:40
17.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Allegro
10:11
18.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Andante
06:10
19.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Scherzo
02:22
20.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Rondo
04:32

Total time: 01:48:15

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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 Valthermond, The Netherlands

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

PTC5186390

Release Date May 5, 2015
SKU PTC5186390

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