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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4

Paul Komen

Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525519008
Catnr: GLO 5190
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525519008
Catalogue number
GLO 5190
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

Volume 5 of Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas on original instruments with the internationally renowned Dutch pianist Paul Komen, who before recording this series performed the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas in the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Germany. Performances which earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike. The principal work on this new album is of course the great Sonate Pathetique (No. 8), known to every music lover, but seldom heard in such an eloquent performance as given here by Paul Komen on an original Viennese fortepiano from 1802. The other sonatas date from more or less the same period and all together they present the most authentic image imaginable of the Beethoven from the late 18th century.
Authentieke uitvoeringen van Beethovens sonates
Dit is het vierde volume uit een serie van opnames van alle Piano Sonates van Ludwig van Beethovens, gespeeld op originele instrumenten door de internationaal bekende Nederlandse pianist Paul Komen. Hij voerde deze sonates uit in het Beethovenhaus in Bonn in Duitsland. Het zijn uitvoeringen die hem de grootste waardering van critici en publiek opleverden. Het belangrijkste werk op dit album is het grote Sonate Pathetique (No. 8), bekend bij elke muziekliefhebber maar zelden zo knap uitgevoerd zoals hier door Paul Komen op een originele Weense fortepiano uit 1802. De andere sonates dateren uit min of meer dezelfde periode en allemaal samen vormen ze het meest authentieke beeld dat denkbaar is van de Beethoven van de late 18e eeuw.

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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