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Beethoven: 'Eroica' Variations; 'Pathetique' & 'Appassionata' Sonatas / Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

Audio Samples

  1. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Introduzione col basso del tema $0.99 on iTunes
  2. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  6. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 13 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 14 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Var. 15 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 15 Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica": Finale. Alla fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
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Notes & Reviews:

Scherbakov - described by Classic CD as a "lifelong Beethovenian" - has had a career-defining relationship with Beethoven's music. With this latest CD offering, the pianist returns to the composer who helped initiate his early career, and who has been a constant musical companion for the past four decades.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
Scherbakov, whose Godowsky recording I reviewed (Jan/Feb 2015), has the kind of sound that one feels one can sink one's teeth into. It is a treat to hear him play what he calls the three central works of Beethoven's output. These are massive works, played with plenty of conviction. He does not only deliver the pathos necessary for the Pathetique Sonata but also the humor of the Variations and Fugue. One gets the sense, listening to the first movement of the Pathetique, of Scherbakov's impeccable control and clarity. The liner notes supply a perceptive investigation into Beethoven's preoccupation with variation of thematic material, not only for the Variations and Fugue but also in the sonatas programmed here.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
  • Performer: Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
  • Performer: Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805