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Ludwig van Beethoven

Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić

Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello & Piano

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  • Type SACD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385226055
  • Catalog number CCS 22605
  • Release date 21 February 2005

About the album

1792 is a magical date in the history of Vienna. In that year, a young and talented artist , only 22 years old, arrived from Bonn: Ludwig van Beethoven. Perhaps he will be able to fill the tremendous void left here by Mozarts death last year, some people must have thought. But eyewitness accounts of Beethovens first performances tell us that he received only mixed reactions from the Viennese audiences. They admired his innovative sonorities and amazing improvisations, but were more shocked than pleased by the unrestrained, even hectoring quality of his compositions. No, most of the Viennese greeted this new music with incomprehension. Too blunt, too unconventional, too wild, too assertive. It cannot be denied that this gentleman goes his own way. But what a strange and laborious way it is. Not a trace of melody, everything sounds like a struggle. There is a constant seeking after strange modulations, unpleasant combinations, and a heaping-up of difficulties, so that one loses not only all ones patience but any possibility of enjoyment. Beethovens dry response: They understand nothing. His time had not yet come......

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    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1 I. Adagio Sostenuto
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    03:19
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    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1 II. Allegro
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    10:58
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    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1 III. Rondo: Allegro Vivace
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    07:02
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 1
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:34
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 2
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:34
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 3
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:31
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 4
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:28
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 5
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:36
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 6
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:29
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 7
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:28
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 8
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:42
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 9
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:33
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 10
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:38
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 11
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    01:30
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 12
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    01:07
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    Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66 Variation No. 13
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    02:01
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    Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2 I. Adagio Sostenuto Ed Espressivo
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    05:54
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    Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2 II. Allegro molto più Tosto Presto
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    07:26
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    Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2 III. Rondo: Allegro
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    08:53
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 1
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:46
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 2
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:38
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 3
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:39
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 4
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:41
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 5
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:45
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 6
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:48
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 7
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:39
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 8
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:35
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 9
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:43
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 10
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:39
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 11
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    00:43
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 12
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    03:25
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    Twelve Variations in G Major WoO 45 Variation No. 13
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
     
    01:01

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