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Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 21 "Waldstein", et al. / Alice Sara Ott, piano

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
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Notes & Reviews:

"It's [Sonata No. 3] which provides the more gripping ride, from the dashing brilliance of the Allegro con brio first movement before negotiating the sudden thrust in a more melancholy direction in the Adagio. Finally, the rolling cadences of the concluding Allegro assai capture Ott's youthful spirit at its most attractively coltish." -The Independent

Following the success of her previous Deutsche Grammophon recordings, Alice Sara Ott embraces two milestones of piano literature: Beethoven's Sonatas in C major, summarizing different phases of the composer's life. Sonata op. 2 no. 3, written in his mid-twenties, is ripe with youthful spirit, wit, and force. The "Waldstein" op. 53 was composed in his thirties when Beethoven was struggling with impending deafness. Additionally, Alice Sara Ott selected the fierce Rondo "Rage over a Lost Penny" dating from Sonata op. 2's time, and the beautiful Andante favori, originally written as the Waldstein's slow movement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hamburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle (08/2010).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori"
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1798