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In Search of New Paths, Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Tobias Koch

In Search of New Paths, Beethoven

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Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085533916
Catnr: AVI 8553391
Release date: 03 September 2021
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CAvi
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4260085533916
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AVI 8553391
Release date
03 September 2021
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In Search of new paths

“This recording of eleven Beethoven sonatas was made by Südwestrundfunk during several recitals entitled Beethoven – in search of new paths, which I had the honour of giving within the framework of the long-established Bad Krozingen Castle Concert Series. These sonatas were written in short succession from 1797 to 1802: one practically led to the next. It was the same period in which Beethoven is said to have revealed to a friend that he was “dissatisfied with his previous works” and intended to “embark on a new path”. Indeed, in those years, the composer seems to have stepped on the turbo accelerator, innovating sonata form in a series of energetically concentrated experiments.

Whenever we, as artists, reconsider our approach, new horizons are opened. Starting with a massive, powerful thunderclap at the beginning of the Grande Sonate pathétique – his first highlight in the genre – Beethoven’s variegated compendium of unique sonatas rapidly attained previously unimagined dimensions with the polymorph metastructures of the Opus 31 sonata trilogy. That tempestuous, late 18th-century quest-hunt produces tensions which I attempt to take as a point of departure to explore new paths and to embark on adventures of interpretation. My explorations begin “behind the notes”. Beethoven’s musical propositions are often bold, unconventional, and extreme, something which we often tend to overlook and smooth out with today’s knowledge of all that was to come. I not only resorted to the new Beethoven editions by Jonathan del Mar based on autograph manuscripts and first printings as a compass in my quest, but I also used Barry Cooper’s detailed, critically enlightened edition, a beacon for our times. ………
(from: the Preword by Tobias Koch, Booklet)

Artist(s)

Tobias Koch

To trace the essence of sound with the joy of discovery and open-minded versatility – that is the musical credo of Tobias Koch, one of the most fascinating current performers in the area of historical keyboard instruments. Koch never ceases to surprise his audiences with a series of exceptional projects, featuring an extensive variety of repertoire and a pronounced curiosity for discovering rare historical instruments and unknown musical gems. A comprehensive musical career as soloist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist has led him to tour throughout Europe. He appears as a guest artist in leading festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Ludwigsburg, Verbier, and the Warsaw Chopin Festival. Important musical partners include Andreas Staier, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Concerto Köln, Collegium 1704 Prag, Hofkapelle München, Frieder Bernius...
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To trace the essence of sound with the joy of discovery and open-minded versatility – that is the musical credo of Tobias Koch, one of the most fascinating current performers in the area of historical keyboard instruments. Koch never ceases to surprise his audiences with a series of exceptional projects, featuring an extensive variety of repertoire and a pronounced curiosity for discovering rare historical instruments and unknown musical gems.

A comprehensive musical career as soloist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist has led him to tour throughout Europe. He appears as a guest artist in leading festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Ludwigsburg, Verbier, and the Warsaw Chopin Festival.

Important musical partners include Andreas Staier, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Concerto Köln, Collegium 1704 Prag, Hofkapelle München, Frieder Bernius with Hofkapelle Stuttgart, the choirs of the broadcasting entities WDR (Cologne) and BR (Munich), and singers such as Dorothee Mields, Jan Kobow, Thomas E. Bauer, and Markus Schäfer, with whom he has been collaborating for many years. Tobias Koch works in tandem with instrument makers and restorers, as well as with some of the most important musical instrument museums;

He is on the faculty of the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf and imparts masterclasses on an international level. A wide range of publications and a great number of broadcast productions for radio and television round out his work in the field of music, along with over 40 CD releases of works ranging from Mozart to Brahms.


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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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Disc #1
01.
Piano Sonata No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 (1797/99) Pathétique: I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
10:43
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
02.
Piano Sonata No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 (1797/99) Pathétique: II. Adagio cantabile
05:10
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
03.
Piano Sonata No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 (1797/99) Pathétique: III. Rondo : Allegro
05:07
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
04.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major Op. 14 No. 1 (1798/99): I. Allegro
07:20
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
05.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major Op. 14 No. 1 (1798/99): II. Allegretto
03:44
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
06.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major Op. 14 No. 1 (1798/99): III. Rondo: Allegro comodo
03:35
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
07.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 14 No. 2 (1798/99): I. Allegro
08:24
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
08.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 14 No. 2 (1798/99): II. Andante
04:34
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
09.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 14 No. 2 (1798/99): III. Scherzo: Allegro assai
04:11
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
10.
Piano Sonata No. 11 B-Dur / in B Flat Major Op. 22 (1799/1800): I. Allegro con brio
08:13
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
11.
Piano Sonata No. 11 B-Dur / in B Flat Major Op. 22 (1799/1800): II. Adagio con molta espressione
08:21
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
12.
Piano Sonata No. 11 B-Dur / in B Flat Major Op. 22 (1799/1800): III. Minuetto
03:54
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
13.
Piano Sonata No. 11 B-Dur / in B Flat Major Op. 22 (1799/1800): IV. Rondo: Allegretto
06:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch

Disc #2
01.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 12 As-Dur / in A Flat Major Op. 26: I. Andante con variazioni
08:35
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
02.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 12 As-Dur / in A Flat Major Op. 26: II. Scherzo
03:23
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
03.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 12 As-Dur / in A Flat Major Op. 26: III. Marcia Funebre
05:13
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
04.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 12 As-Dur / in A Flat Major Op. 26: IV. Allegro
03:17
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
05.
Piano Sonata No. 13 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 27 No. 1: I. Andante
06:17
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
06.
Piano Sonata No. 13 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 27 No. 1: II. Allegro molto e vivace
02:04
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
07.
Piano Sonata No. 13 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 27 No. 1: III. Adagio con espressione
02:55
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
08.
Piano Sonata No. 13 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 27 No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace
06:34
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
09.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 14 cis-Moll / in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 (1801) (Moonlight): I. Adagio sostenuto
03:09
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
10.
Piano Sonata Quasi una Fantasia No. 14 cis-Moll / in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 (1801) (Moonlight): II. Allegretto
02:55
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
11.
Piano Sonata No. 15 D-Dur / in D Major Op. 28: III. Presto
11:22
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
12.
Piano Sonata No. 15 D-Dur / in D Major Op. 28: I. Allegro
05:44
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
13.
Piano Sonata No. 15 D-Dur / in D Major Op. 28: II. Andante
02:30
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
14.
Piano Sonata No. 15 D-Dur / in D Major Op. 28: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
05:14
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
15.
Piano Sonata No. 15 D-Dur / in D Major Op. 28: IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
05:14

Disc #3
01.
Piano Sonata No. 16 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 31 No. 1 (1801/02): I. Allegro vivace
07:32
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
02.
Piano Sonata No. 16 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 31 No. 1 (1801/02): II. Adagio grazioso
11:27
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
03.
Piano Sonata No. 16 G-Dur / in G Major Op. 31 No. 1 (1801/02): III. Rondo Allegretto
07:16
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
04.
Piano Sonata No. 17 d-Moll / in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 (1801/02) The Tempest: I. Largo – Allegro
08:52
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
05.
Piano Sonata No. 17 d-Moll / in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 (1801/02) The Tempest: II. Adagio
09:18
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
06.
Piano Sonata No. 17 d-Moll / in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 (1801/02) The Tempest: III. Allegretto
06:42
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
07.
Piano Sonata No. 18 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3 (1802) The Hunt: I. Allegro
09:42
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
08.
Piano Sonata No. 18 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3 (1802) The Hunt: II. Scherzo – Allegretto vivace
05:36
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
09.
Piano Sonata No. 18 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3 (1802) The Hunt: III. Menuetto – moderato e grazioso
04:31
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
10.
Piano Sonata No. 18 Es-Dur / in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3 (1802) The Hunt: IV. Presto con fuoco
04:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Tobias Koch
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