Content:

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonatas Opp. 14, 22, 26, 27 "Moonlight",    Op. 28 "Pastoral" & 49



Artists:
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Genres:
Instrumental

Features:

Sleeve notes in English and Finnish

Format:
2 CDs

Released:
November 2015

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1280-2D

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195128022

Track listing

CD 1 68:02
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in E major, Op. 14 No. 1 13:24
1 Allegro 6:22
2 Allegretto 3:41
3 Rondo: Allegro comodo 3:20
Sonata in G major, Op. 14 No. 2 16:14
4 Allegro 7:08
5 Andante 5:52
6 Scherzo: Allegro assai 3:14
Grand Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 22 24:06
7 Allegro con brio 6:59
8 Adagio con molto espressione 7:48
9 Minuetto - Minore 3:06
10 Rondo: Allegretto 6:11
Sonata facile in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1 7:15
11 Andante 3:48
12 Rondo: Allegro 3:26
Sonata facile in G major, Op. 49 No. 2 7:02
13 Allegro ma non troppo 4:15
14 Tempo di menuetto 2:47


CD 2 76:21
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Grand Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 26 18:43
1 Andante con Variazioni 7:26
2 Scherzo & Trio: Allegro molto 2:46
3 Marcia funebre 'sulla morte d'un eroe' 5:49
4 Allegro 2:40
Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat major, Op. 27 No. 1 15:25
5 Andante - Allegro - Tempo I - attacca: 5:04
6 Allegro molto e vivace - attacca: 1:55
7 Adagio con espressione - attacca: 3:04
8 Allegro vivace 5:21
Sonata quasi una fantasia in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" 16:07
9 Adagio sostenuto 5:47
10 Allegretto - Trio 2:36
11 Presto 7:44
Grand Sonata in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" 26:05
12 Allegro 10:49
13 Andante 7:15
14 Scherzo & Minore: Allegro vivace 2:37
15 Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo - Pił allegro quasi presto 5:23



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Press review

Rhythmically astute yet flexible fingerwork, lean yet well-modulated sonority and stylish intelligence.

Jed Distler, Gramophone Magazine, December 2015

Complete description

This double-CD release is a third volume in pianist Paavali Jumppanen's ongoing recording cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas.


This release includes Piano Sonatas Nos. 9-15, 19 & 20 - all written between 1798 and 1805, among them perhaps Beethoven's most famous Piano Sonata, the "Moonlight" Sonata.


Paavali Jumppanen is an internationally esteemed pianist, a versatile performer equally at home as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and a recitalist. His vast repertoire spans piano literature from Bach to the Avant-garde. Jumppanen has spent several years performing the works of Viennese Classics, in particular Beethoven. His performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven's and Mozart's Piano Sonatas as well as Beethoven's concertos and chamber music have won critical acclaim.


Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and premiering many solo and chamber works for the piano. He has worked personally with esteemed composers including Pierre Boulez, William Duckworth, Henri Dutilleux, as well as composers of his native Finland. On the DG recording project of the complete works by Pierre Boulez, Jumppanen recorded the piano sonatas upon the composer's request.


Jumppanen's first instalment in the Beethoven cycle received thrilling reviews and, among others, the ‘Choc' Award from the French music magazine Classica.