About the album
Pianist Angela Brownridge made her concert debut at Wigmore Hall when she was only twelve years old. Since then she has toured the world, recorded three albums prior to this one, and has performed at the BOZAR Brussels, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Concertgebouw A’dam. Brownridge has been compared to some of the legends, including Rachmaninov and Cherkasky. The New York Times called her “one of the world’s finest pianists” and a “true genius… Her performances were passionate, rhapsodic, and totally compelling. She is a marvelously exciting artist, and a wonderfully assertive pianist with a strong sense of musical structure.” For this release, Brownridge has chosen staples in the piano repertoire, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas no.’s 3, 23, and 30. Her interpretation of no. 23, “Apassionata,” has garnered her critical accolades.
11Piano Sonata no. 3 op. 2 Allegro
12Piano Sonata no. 3 op. 2 Adagio
13Piano Sonata no. 3 op. 2 Scherzo
14Piano Sonata no. 3 op. 2 Allegro assai
15Piano Sonata no. 23 op. 57 Allegro assai
16Piano Sonata no. 23 op. 57 Andante con moto
17Piano Sonata no. 23 op. 57 Allegro ma non troppo
18Piano Sonata no. 30 op. 109 Vivace, ma non troppo
19Piano Sonata no. 30 op. 109 Prestissimo
110Piano Sonata no. 30 op. 109 Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
A free-lance and highly respected music critic in the USA, Alice Artzt, who wrote for the former and famous magazine the Absolute Sound Magazine of America, wrote a very postive review about Angela Brownridge's Beethoven album, which we would love to share with you: This new Beethoven disc by the wonderful pianist Angela Brownridge is absolutely superb. She plays with a combination of amazing sublety and dynamic control right down to ...