Beethoven: Piano Sonatas / Stephen Kovacevich

Album Summary

>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 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

"Kovacevich has excelled in the music of many composers but his affinity with Beethoven has always been in a special category all its own... Texturally crystal clear, yet never 'clinical', deeply considered yet spontaneous in effect, the playing has an extraordinary immediacy - to the point where one often loses consciousness of the performer and comes face to face with the composer himself... Like all the greatest performances, these make a mockery of 'comparative' listening." -BBC



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 36 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: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1797.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1795-96.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1796