Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (8CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Artist:
Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini’s Beethoven Sonatas cycle has reached completion after nearly 40 years.

We celebrate this major event with a handsome 8-CD capbox that provides a fitting testimonial to a great artistic partnership between pianist and record label.

The final recordings in the cycle (opp. 31 & 49) are being released simultaneously as a single CD.

Pollini / Beethoven: A story that goes back to June 1975, when Maurizio Pollini began recording the Beethoven Sonatas, starting with two of the last three – op. 109 and op. 110. The remaining Late Sonatas (op. 101, op. 106 and op. 111) followed in 1976 and 1977. Released initially as single LPs, the subsequent 3-LP set won a Gramophone Award.

The story ended in 2014, when the three Sonatas op. 31 and the two of op. 49 were recorded. (Pollini had also recorded op. 31 no. 2, the so-called “Tempest”, before.)

Nearly 40 years to record all 32 Sonatas: Pollini’s is the first cycle on Deutsche Grammophon since those of Daniel Barenboim (1981 – 1984) and Emil Gilels (1972 – 1984, incomplete).

For the release of the box set, the recordings have been arranged by opus number into a compact 8-CD set, with no duplications of repertoire. Although modest in size, the set stands as a monument of artistic achievement, and a remarkable testimony to an artistic partnership that goes back more than forty years.

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Tracklisting:

Piano Sonata No.1 In F Minor, Op.2 No.1

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Menuetto (Allegretto)

4. Prestissimo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.2 In A, Op.2 No.2

1. Allegro vivace

2. Largo appassionato

3. Scherzo (Allegretto)

4. Rondo (Grazioso)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.3 In C, Op.2 No.3

1. Allegro con brio

2. Adagio

3. Scherzo (Allegro)

4. Allegro assai

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.4 In E Flat, Op.7

1. Allegro molto e con brio

2. Largo, con gran espressione

3. Allegro

4. Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.9 In E, Op.14 No.1

1. Allegro

2. Allegretto

3. Rondo (Allegro comodo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.10 In G, Op.14 No.2

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Scherzo (Allegro assai)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.11 In B Flat, Op.22

1. Allegro con brio

2. Adagio con molto espressione

3. Menuetto

4. Rondo (Allegretto)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.5 In C Minor, Op.10 No.1

1. Allegro molto e con brio

2. Adagio molto

3. Finale (Prestissimo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.6 In F, Op.10 No.2

1. Allegro

2. Allegretto

3. Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.7 In D, Op.10 No.3

1. Presto

2. Largo e mesto

3. Menuetto (Allegro)

4. Rondo (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique"

1. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

2. Adagio cantabile

3. Rondo (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.12 In A Flat, Op.26

1. Andante con variazioni

2. Scherzo (Allegro molto)

3. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe

4. Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.13 In E Flat, Op.27 No.1

1. Andante - Allegro - Tempo I

2. Allegro molto e vivace

3. Adagio con espressione

4. Allegro vivace - Tempo I - Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight"

1. Adagio sostenuto

2. Allegretto

3. Presto agitato

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.15 In D, Op.28 -"Pastorale"

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace

4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.16 In G, Op.31 No.1

1. Allegro vivace

2. Adagio grazioso

3. Rondo (Allegretto)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2 -"Tempest"

1. Largo - Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18 In E Flat, Op.31 No.3 -"The Hunt"

1. Allegro

2. Scherzo (Allegretto vivace)

3. Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso)

4. Presto con fuoco

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.19 In G Minor, Op.49 No.1

1. Andante

2. Rondo (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.20 In G, Op.49 No.2

1. Allegro ma non troppo

2. Tempo di Menuetto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 In C, Op.53 -"Waldstein"

1. Allegro con brio

2. Introduzione (Adagio molto)

3. Rondo (Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.22 In F, Op.54

1. In Tempo d'un Menuetto

2. Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 In F Minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata"

1. Allegro assai

2. Andante con moto

3. Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.24 In F Sharp, Op.78 "For Therese"

1. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo

2. Allegro vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.25 In G, Op.79

1. Presto alla tedesca

2. Andante

3. Vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 In E Flat, Op.81a -"Les adieux"

1. Das Lebewohl (Adagio - Allegro)

2. Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)

3. Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.27 In E Minor, Op.90

1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier"

1. Allegro

2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I)

3. Adagio sostenuto

4. Largo - Allegro risoluto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101

1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto ma non troppo)

2. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia)

3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto)

4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 In E, Op.109

1. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I

2. Prestissimo

3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 In A Flat, Op.110

1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

2. Allegro molto

3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 In C Minor, Op.111

1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato

2. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)

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