Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54

 
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
Angela Hewitt (piano)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 31 May 2019

The penultimate release in Angela Hewitt's cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The listener's understanding is again enhanced by Angela's illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to performing these most canonic of works in the entire piano literature.

"Hewitt likes to guide her listener, demonstrating this point and that, which can distract… As you might expect, her way with the fingery textures of the first movement [of the Waldstein] is dexterous and effortless, while the repeated left-hand chords have a crispness about them." Gramophone

Tracks:

Piano Sonata in F minor Op 2 No 1 [21'44]
1 Allegro [5'29]
2 Adagio [4'43]
3 Menuetto: Allegretto [3'22]
4 Prestissimo [8'10]

Piano Sonata in G major Op 14 No 2 [16'28]
5 Allegro [7'10]
6 Andante [5'31]
7 Scherzo: Allegro assai [3'47]

Piano Sonata in C major 'Waldstein' Op 53 [26'27]
8 Allegro con brio [11'24]
9 Introduzione: Adagio molto [4'12]
10 Rondo: Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo [10'51]

Piano Sonata in F major Op 54 [11'59]
11 In tempo d'un menuetto [5'36]
12 Allegretto - Più allegro [6'23]