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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Sonatas No. 14 ('Moonlight") & No. 31 (Op. 110)

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Sound, Recorded : Applause
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
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Notes & Reviews:

For his latest fascinating project, pianist Dejan Lazic once again finds new musical connections and explores the composer’s creative process in a new disc of works by Beethoven. Working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra directed by Richard Tognetti, Lazic combines elements of the familiar version of the fourth concerto with a newly discovered chamber version for piano and string quintet. In Beethoven’s time it was customary that the soloist, who was often a composer as well, improvised the cadenzas, so Lazic offers his own versions here. In the liner notes, Lazic explains how Romantic irony, a term coined by poet Friedrich Schlegel, links the two sonatas to the piano concerto.

"Croatian pianist-composer Dejan Lazic will doubtless add to his reputation for erratic brilliance with this recording of Beethoven's Fourth Concerto...[the slow movement] is tremendous in its drama and exaltation...His Moonlight Sonata is clean, austere and breathtakingly beautiful." The Guardian, 11th February 2011 ****

"There are plenty of surprises in this performance but on its own wayward terms it's captivating: anyone looking for a fresh, thought-provoking account of this concerto might feel minded to explore this disc...Lazic keeps everything well controlled and plays with great concentration." -International Record Review



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 35 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sound, Recorded : Applause
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 14 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822