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Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas / Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Album Summary

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major ("Perpetuum Mobile"), J. 138 (Op. 24)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A flat major, J 199/Op. 39
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 3 in D minor, J. 206 (Op. 49)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E minor, J. 287 (Op. 70)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Rondo Brillante for piano in E flat major ("La Gaité"), J. 252 (Op. 62)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Momento Capriccioso for piano in B flat major, J. 56 (Op. 12)
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Notes & Reviews:

Today, Weber is best known for his operas — but he was also a pianist. He wrote a sizeable body of piano music, at the center of which is his four sonatas. Perhaps the first truly Romantic piano sonatas, they influenced the next generation of German composers such as Mendelssohn and Schumann. Though these works are large scale and virtuosic, they are rarely recorded. The program also includes the once hugely popular Invitation to the Dance, a work that has become better known in the orchestration by Berlioz. Performed here by Garrick Ohlsson, these acclaimed performances were originally released on Arabesque.

BBC Music Magazine
Once ranked with Beethoven's, Weber's sonatas are now little known. Ohlsson's masterful playing, ranging from the scintillatingly soloistic, engrossingly exposes a miscarriage of justice.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York.



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>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major ("Perpetuum Mobile"), J. 138 (Op. 24)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1812

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A flat major, J 199/Op. 39
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1814-1816

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 3 in D minor, J. 206 (Op. 49)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1816

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E minor, J. 287 (Op. 70)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819-1822

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Rondo Brillante for piano in E flat major ("La Gaité"), J. 252 (Op. 62)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Momento Capriccioso for piano in B flat major, J. 56 (Op. 12)
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York (1987-04-09_1987-04-11&1988-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1808