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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 "The Tempest", 78, 79, 81a "Les Adieux" & 90 / Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Album Summary

>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 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
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Notes & Reviews:

This double-CD release is a fourth volume in pianist Paavali Jumppanen's ongoing recording cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas. This release includes Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 - 18 & 24 - 27 - written between 1801 - 02 and 1809 - 14, and belonging to the middle period of the composer's oeuvre. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and premiering many solo and chamber works for the piano. He has worked personally with esteemed composers including Pierre Boulez, William Duckworth, Henri Dutilleux, as well as composers of his native Finland. On the DG recording project of the complete works by Pierre Boulez, Jumppanen recorded the piano sonatas upon the composer's request. Paavali Jumppanen is an internationally esteemed pianist, a versatile performer equally at home as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and a recitalist. His vast repertoire spans piano literature from Bach to the Avant-garde. Jumppanen has spent several years performing the works of Viennese Classics, in particular Beethoven. His performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven's and Mozart's Piano Sonatas as well as Beethoven's concertos and chamber music have won critical acclaim.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2016
Paavali Jumppanen's Beethoven cycle gets better with each new instalment and nearly everything here is a keeper... I look forward to the fifth and final volume.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Arts Centre, Kuhmo, Finland (01/2011); Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Arts Centre, Kuhmo, Finland (06/2012); Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Arts Centre, Kuhmo, Finland (09/2010).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1802.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat, Op. 31
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 "Cuckoo"
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  • Performer: Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1814