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Beethoven - The complete sonatas for pianoforte & cello

Pieter Wispelwey, Paul Komen

Ludwig Van Beethoven

SKU: 3592

Year of release: 1992

I. Sonata op. 5 nr. 1 in F major 25:12
1. Adagio sostenuto Ludwig Van Beethoven 03:27
2. Allegro Ludwig Van Beethoven 14:40
3. Rondo (allegro vivace) Ludwig Van Beethoven 07:04
II. Sonata op. 5 nr. 2 in g minor 29:14
4. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo Ludwig Van Beethoven 06:13
5. Allegro molto piĆ¹ tosto presto Ludwig Van Beethoven 14:11
6. Rondo (allegro) Ludwig Van Beethoven 08:49
III. Sonate op. 69 in A Major 26:56
7. Allegro ma non tanto Ludwig Van Beethoven 13:00
8. Scherzo (allegro molto) Ludwig Van Beethoven 04:57
9. Adagio cantabile Ludwig Van Beethoven 01:55
10. Allegro vivace Ludwig Van Beethoven 07:04
IV. Sonate op. 102 nr. 1 in C Major 16:14
11. Andante Ludwig Van Beethoven 02:52
12. Allegro vivace Ludwig Van Beethoven 05:23
13. Adagio Ludwig Van Beethoven 03:11
14. Allegro vivace Ludwig Van Beethoven 04:46
V. Sonate op. 102 nr. 2 in D Major 21:29
15. Allegro con brio Ludwig Van Beethoven 07:05
16. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto Ludwig Van Beethoven 09:44
17. Allegro fugato Ludwig Van Beethoven 04:39

About this album

The 5 sonatas for pianoforte and cello by Ludwig van Beethoven
a personal characterization The spirit of comedy prevails in the first sonata. The brilliant texts set the characters off against each other. Lyricism, gestures, masquerades and humour: all play their respective roles against an undercurrent – which runs through all high-quality comedy – of seriousness and drama. A remarkable aspect is the quasi-symbolic beginning to the introduction, which seems to portray the genesis of the piano-cello duality; tones sound in unisono before carefully going their separate ways to form the initial impetus to a melody (hardly more than a rudiment) which sets the performance into motion….

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(...) with marvellous sensitivity in a noteworthy historic-instrument recording with pianist Paul Komen. (...)

Technical Specifications

Album Cover219
Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateJune 1991
Recording LocationResnswoude - The Netherlands
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerTed Diehl