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Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31

Paul Komen

Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525513600
Catnr: GLO 5136
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525513600
Catalogue number
GLO 5136
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

This is the third volume of a succesful series of piano sonatas by Beethoven, performed by Paul Komen on authentic instruments. Prior volumes contained his last three sonatas and sonatas no. 21-23, from Beethoven's middle period. Fanfare described the series as follows: “Komen's remarkable pianism and musicianship combine to provide one of the finest accounts in the catalog ... these first-rate performances belong in the collection of anyone who cares about this music.”

Paul komen made his debut aged 13 with a radio recording of works by Bach and Scriabin. Some years later he studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Jan Wijn, where he graduated cum laude. In 1981, he made his debut in England at the Wigmore Hall in London. During this occasion, one of his recordings was handed to Queen Elizabeth. Later, he performed in the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and the National Gallery among many other great concert halls.

Het derde volume uit een succesvolle serie met Beethovensonates
Dit is het derde volume uit een zeer succesvolle serie met alle Pianosonates van Beethoven, op gezaghebbende wijze uitgevoerd door Paul Komen op authentieke instrumenten. Eerdere volumes bevatten de drie laatste sonates en sonates 21-23, uit de middenperiode van de componist. Fanfare schreef over deze serie: “Komen's remarkable pianism and musicianship combine to provide one of the finest accounts in the catalog ... these first-rate performances belong in the collection of anyone who cares about this music.”

Pianist Paul Komen maakte op 13-jarige leeftijd zijn debuut met een radio-opname van werken van Bach en Scriabin. Vervolgens studeerde hij aan het Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam onder Jan Wijn, waar hij cum laude afstudeerde. In 1981 maakte hij zijn debuut in Engeland, in de Wigmore Hall in Londen. Tijdens deze gelegenheid werd een van zijn opnames overhandigd aan Koningin Elizabeth. Later trad hij onder andere op in het Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall en de National Gallery.

Artist(s)

Paul Komen (fortepiano)

Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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