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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 78, 81A, 90, 101 / Penelope Crawford, fortepiano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
>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 28 in A major, Op. 101
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Notes & Reviews:

Penelope Crawford presents a program of four of Beethoven's most important transitional sonatas, bridging the gap between his "middle" and "late" periods. Composed against the backdrop of Napoleonic Europe and Metternich's Congress of Vienna, these four works chart Beethoven's growth as a composer in a rapidly changing world. As with her first Beethoven sonata recording (opp. 109 - 11, Musica Omnia MO 0308), a splendid fortepiano by the great Viennese builder, Conrad Graf, is used here, similar to one of the last pianos owned by Beethoven, also by Conrad Graf.

Penelope Crawford presents a program of four of Beethoven's most important transitional sonatas, bridging the gap between his "middle" and "late" periods. Composed against the backdrop of Napoleonic Europe and Metternich's Congress of Vienna, these four works chart Beethoven's growth as a composer in a rapidly changing world. As with her first Beethoven sonata recording (opp. 109 - 11), Musica Omnia MO 0308), a splendid fortepiano by the great Viennese builder, Conrad Graf, is used here, similar to one of the last pianos owned by Beethoven, also by Conrad Graf.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (04/28/2014-04/30/2014); First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (05/07/2013-05/08/2013).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
  • Performer: Penelope Crawford (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (05/07/2013-05/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Penelope Crawford (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (04/28/2014-04/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  • Performer: Penelope Crawford (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (04/28/2014-04/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1814

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
  • Performer: Penelope Crawford (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan (05/07/2013-05/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1816