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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
Total time: 119:07

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

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