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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano [9 CDs]

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  1. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: III. Menuetto. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: IV. Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: I. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: II. Largo appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegretto - Trio $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: IV. Rondo. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: I. Allegro con brio
  10. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: III. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: IV. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1: II. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2: I. Allegro, ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2: II. Tempo di menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Allegro molto e con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Largo con gran espressione $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: I. Allegro molto e con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: II. Adagio molto $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: III. Finale. Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: I. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: II. Largo e mesto $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: III. Menuetto. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: IV. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegro comodo $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: I. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: II. Adagio con molto espressione $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: III. Menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: IV. Rondo. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26: I. Andante con variazioni $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: II. Allegro molto e vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: III. Adagio con espressione $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 15 in D, Op. 28 "Pastorale)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat, Op. 31
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 "Cuckoo"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in E flat major ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in F minor ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in D major ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in F major, WoO 50 (2 movements)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in G major, Anh. 5/1 (attributed)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in F major, Anh. 5/2 (attributed)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in C major ("Eleonorem Sonate"), WoO 51 (fragment)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven are often referred to as the ‘New Testament’ of the keyboard literature, following on the ‘Old Testament’ of J.S. Bach's 48 preludes and fugues in the Well-Tempered Clavier. Composed over a period of almost three decades, from 1795 to 1822, the sonatas constitute a fascinating panorama of an artistic career which underwent numerous changes – not to say upheavals – but nevertheless remained remarkably consistent. Ever since the first recording of the entire cycle, by Artur Schnabel in the 1930s, a number of the world's leading pianists have given us their performances of this monumental collection on disc. One of the latest cycles is that of Ronald Brautigam, released on single discs between 2004 and 2010. Performed on the fortepiano, as part of a series of Beethoven's complete solo keyboard works, Brautigam's recordings have been described as ‘riveting’, ‘compelling’ and ‘revolutionary’. The eight discs with the 32 sonatas are now being released as a boxed set, along with a ninth disc containing the early, unnumbered sonatas. Contributing factors to the ‘refreshing directness’ that reviewers have experienced in these performances are the widely praised recorded sound and the carefully selected instruments, built by Paul McNulty after originals from 1788-1819 by the foremost Viennese makers of fortepianos. For this boxed set, the original SACD format has been retained – along with the possibility of listening to the performances in surround – thus offering the opportunity of sharing the experience of one reviewer: ‘One has almost the impression of being a contemporary of Beethoven’s: one of the first, infinitely startled – not to say shocked – witnesses to this music’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Österåker Church, Sweden.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1793-95.
  • Running Time: 16 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1797.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1795-96.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1796-97.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1795-97.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1799.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1799

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1800.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 15 in D, Op. 28 "Pastorale)
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1802.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat, Op. 31
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 "Cuckoo"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1814

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1818

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1816

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1820

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in E flat major ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/1
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in F minor ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/2
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in D major ("Kurfürstensonate"), WoO 47/3
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in F major, WoO 50 (2 movements)
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1793

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in G major, Anh. 5/1 (attributed)
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonatina for piano in F major, Anh. 5/2 (attributed)
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano in C major ("Eleonorem Sonate"), WoO 51 (fragment)
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1798