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Recorded by Little Tribeca in January 2020 at the Gustav Mahler Hall, Dobbiaco, Italy.
Artistic direction, sound engineering: Nicolas Bartholomée
Editing, mastering: Ignace Hauville
Released: 18 September 2020
Beethoven: op. 109, 110, 111
By the time Beethoven came to compose the last three of his 32 piano sonatas, written, he said, “in a single breath” and conceived as a unified whole, he was almost completely deaf. Dense and complex, these innovative works pose many challenges and mark indelibly his farewell to the genre.
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1-3. Piano Sonata no.30 in E major, op.109
I. Vivace ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
4-6. Piano Sonata no.31 in A-flat major, op.110
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo.
7-8. Piano Sonata no.32 in C minor, op. 111
I. Maestoso. Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile