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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 28-29

Mari Kodama

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Beethoven’s late piano sonatas burst open known boundaries. Challenge the listener. Demand the pianist to give his all. And open up new horizons to both of them. For there is a very special aura clinging to these works; an aura that one attempts to capture with terms such as esotericism, mysticism, spirituality, or radicalism. For otherwise, words fail us. This recording presents a combination of his Op. 101 and Op. 106, perhaps the boldest giants in Beethoven’s late works for the piano. And at the same time, it is the final release in Mari Kodama’s integral Beethoven cycle, which is now available.

Thus, on this recording Mari Kodama performs his late works, part 2 (part 1, con- taining Op. 109, Op. 110 and Op. 111, has already been released on the Pentatone label, PTC 5186 389). In both these sona- tas, Beethoven makes a powerful entrance into a new “sonata domain” and a novel world of expression, which ruthlessly and uncompromisingly dispenses with exist- ing conventions and rules. He expands the well-established sonata form; one could even state that he basically “disintegrates” it. Siegfried Mauser refers to this as the “radicalism of musical translation,” which untilthisverydaycontinuestopresentone  open known boundaries. Challenge the listener. Demand the pianist to give his all. And open up new horizons to both of them. For there is a very special aura clinging to these works; an aura that one attempts to capture with terms such as esotericism, mysticism, spirituality, or radicalism. For otherwise, words fail us. This recording presents a combination of his Op. 101 and Op. 106, perhaps the boldest giants in Beethoven’s late works for the piano. And at the same time, it is the final release in Mari Kodama’s integral Beethoven cycle, which is now available.

 

 

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1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Allegro
11:11
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Scherzo
02:41
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Adagio sostenuto
15:53
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Largo-Allegro risoluto
11:36
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Etwas lebhaft
03:41
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Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Lebhaft
05:45
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Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
02:26
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Geschwinde
06:56

Total time: 01:00:09

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PTC5186391

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van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meithner DSD AD/DA

Instruments

Original Recording Format

Producer

Wilhelm Hellweg

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release DateMay 22, 2015

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