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Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 1

Daniel Heide

Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 1

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Format: CD
Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085533268
Catnr: AVI 8553326
Release date: 08 October 2021
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CAvi
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4260085533268
Catalogue number
AVI 8553326
Release date
08 October 2021

"Don't you want that final crashing chord to linger forever? Perhaps, thanks to thoughtful interpreters such as Daniel Heide, it does. We look forward to hearing more from him and the composer whose work he expresses uniquely and so well."

Fanfare, 31-1-2022
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About the album

I and the „Middle“ Ones

Result to cope with the pandemic

The home of my mother – a pianist and singer herself – was where I first came in contact with Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Several of her piano students from Weimar Conservatory often came to take lessons or visit us in our apartment. Curiously, instead of popular sonatas such as the Pathétique or the Appassionata, we tended to hear other ones: I still vividly recall Sonata No. 30 in E Major op. 109, on which my mother was working with a student to whom I had taken a liking.

The themes from Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major regularly rang through the apartment as well. Bound in red leather, the three Peters volumes of Beethoven sonatas were just as much a staple of our living room as the LPs next to the record player, including Maurizio Pollini with Sonatas op. 109 and 110, or Wilhelm Kempff with the op. 13 sonatas, op. 27/2, and op. 57. My gaze was long held by portraits of famous pianists, usually in a serious, contemplative pose.

My mother was also my first teacher, and she often raved about these 32 masterpieces’ major importance, quoting the names of great Beethoven interpreters such as Wilhelm Kempff, Edwin Fischer, Wilhelm Backhaus, and Walter Gieseking.

When I owned my first CD player at age fifteen, I started to look for those names in music stores, and they turned up quite readily. The first CD I purchased myself long remained my favourite: a recording made by Walter Gieseking in 1956 with the Op. 13 sonatas, Op. 14, and Op. 27. It helped me become more familiar with these pieces, now with the passionate, burgeoning interest of an adolescent.

It is thus certainly no coincidence if I am featuring those works on this recording.

(Excerpt from lines notes by Daniel Heide)

Artist(s)

Daniel Heide (piano)

Born in Weimar, pianist Daniel Heide is one of the most sought-after vocal accompanists and chamber musicians of his generation. He performs in recital series and festivals all over Europe as well as in Asia: for instance, in the Konzerthäuser in Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, the London Wigmore Hall, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems (Austria), the Heidelberg Spring Festival, and the Oxford Lieder Festival. In addition to his ongoing collaboration with vocalists including Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, Simone Kermes, Ingeborg Danz, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel, and Tobias Berndt, he has also accompanied lieder recitals with renowned singers such as Regula Mühlemann, Fatma Said, Benjamin Appl, Sheva Tehoval, Dietrich Henschel, Dorottya Lang, Patrick Grahl, Katharina Konradi, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni, Konstantin Krimmel and Johannes Weisser. He also loves sharing...
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Born in Weimar, pianist Daniel Heide is one of the most sought-after vocal accompanists and chamber musicians of his generation. He performs in recital series and festivals all over Europe as well as in Asia: for instance, in the Konzerthäuser in Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, the London Wigmore Hall, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems (Austria), the Heidelberg Spring Festival, and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
In addition to his ongoing collaboration with vocalists including Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, Simone Kermes, Ingeborg Danz, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel, and Tobias Berndt, he has also accompanied lieder recitals with renowned singers such as Regula Mühlemann, Fatma Said, Benjamin Appl, Sheva Tehoval, Dietrich Henschel, Dorottya Lang, Patrick Grahl, Katharina Konradi, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni, Konstantin Krimmel and Johannes Weisser.
He also loves sharing the stage with actors and narrators including Christian Brückner, Udo Samel, Thomas Thieme, and Hanns Zischler in the genre of melodrama. Daniel Heide had a close collaboration with the late German-Greek mezzo-soprano Stella Doufexis. Their CD Poèmes with songs by Claude Debussy was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. As a chamber music partner in duo sonata recitals he has concertized with outstanding soloists including Sabine Meyer, Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, and Danjulo Ishizaka.
Daniel Heide is the founder and artistic director of the vocal recital series Der lyrische Salon. Held in Ettersburg Castle near Weimar, the series has existed since 2011 and is one of the few – anywhere in the world – that is devoted exclusively to artsong. In that context he has collaborated with a great number of celebrated soloists of the lied genre in roughly 100 recitals.
On CAvi-music he recorded with baritone Andrè Schuen songs by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Frank Martin and a Schubert album Wanderer; with Roman Trekel most famous Loewe Ballades, with Stella Doufexis Hamlet Echoes, with Konstantin Krimmel Liszt Songs and the album Liebe with the soprano Katharina Konradi.

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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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Don't you want that final crashing chord to linger forever? Perhaps, thanks to thoughtful interpreters such as Daniel Heide, it does. We look forward to hearing more from him and the composer whose work he expresses uniquely and so well.
Fanfare, 31-1-2022

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01.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major, Op. 14 No. 1: I. Allegro
07:29
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
02.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major, Op. 14 No. 1: II. Andante
06:12
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
03.
Piano Sonata No. 10 G-Dur / in G Major, Op. 14 No. 1: II. Scherzo. Allegro assai
03:30
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
04.
Piano Sonata No. 13 E-Dur / E flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: I. Andante – Allegro
04:41
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
05.
Piano Sonata No. 13 E-Dur / E flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: II. Allegro molto e vivace
01:59
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
06.
Piano Sonata No. 13 E-Dur / E flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: III. Adagio con espressione
02:57
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
07.
Piano Sonata No. 13 E-Dur / E flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace
06:07
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
08.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: I. Allegro
06:44
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
09.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: II. Allegretto
03:35
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
10.
Piano Sonata No. 9 E-Dur / in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegro comodo
03:18
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
11.
Piano Sonatas No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 Pathétique: I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
08:41
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
12.
Piano Sonatas No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 Pathétique: II. Adagio cantabile
04:56
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
13.
Piano Sonatas No. 8 c-Moll / in C Minor Op. 13 Pathétique: III. Rondo. Allegro
04:29
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Daniel Heide
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