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Beethoven: Favorite Piano Sonatas / Stewart Goodyear, piano

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  1. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
  2. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No 2 "Moonlight": II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No 2 "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": I. Adagio - Allegro "Das Lebewohl" (The Farewell) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": II. Andante espressivo "Abwesenheit" (Absence) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": III. Vivacissimamente "Das Wiedersehen" (The Reunion) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest": I. Largo – Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest": II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest": III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": II. Scherzo. Assai vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": III. Adagio sostenuto
  19. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": IV. Introduzione - Fuga. Allegro risoluto

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The most popular sonatas chosen from Stewart Goodyear's recording of the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. This present set includes the six most popular, most beloved and most enduring sonatas of Beethoven. For many listeners, these sonatas were their introduction to his style and personality.

Gramophone
Stewart Goodyear (has a) stylish, vitally communicative way with Beethoven. His spontaneous inflections of phrase never sound the least bit mannered... a kind of kinetic response to the composer's combative, hair trigger dynamic contrasts... A riveting release on every level.

Philadelphia Inquirer
He leaps the summit of the piano repertoire with complete success. Performances have a thrilling energy, mania for details, and brim with interpretive ideas that seem to leap out of the speakers in three dimensions. Is he in the rarefied league of Maurizio Pollini? Maybe.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto (01/2010-02/2012).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

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

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
  • Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1818