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Andreas Haefliger: Perspectives 5 / Beethoven & Liszt

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>Liszt, Franz : Album d'un voyageur, S 156

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>Liszt, Franz : Album d'un voyageur, S 156
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Notes & Reviews:

Andreas Haefliger's provocative and trend-setting Perspectives series juxtaposes the seminal sonatas of Beethoven within the context of works by other composers. Now, it reaches its fifth volume with two titans of the piano literature: the groundbreaking Hammerklavier Sonata and Book One of the Swiss "Years of Pilgrimage" by Franz Liszt, this year widely celebrated on the bicentenary of his birth.

"Haefliger is impressive in the fugue [of the Hammerklavier], but his opening movement is rather careful, stressing strength at the expense of sweep and momentum...The subtlety of Haefliger's tonal palette serves him well in the more intimate pieces in the Swiss volume of Liszt's Annees de pelerinage" -BBC Music Magazine

"A few fussy tempo adjustments in the Scherzo [of the Beethoven] can be forgiven in light of Haefliger's linear clarity...Liszt's Swiss journey gets off to a fine start as Haefliger takes trouble to give shape and meaning to Chapelle de Guillaume Tell's tremolos and uses his pedalling mastery to convincingly project the composer's request for vibrato...The final two pieces clock in slower than most pianists, yet are expressive and well sustained." -Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: l'heure bleue, Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Swi (07/21/2011-07/26/2011).



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
  • Performer: Andreas Haefliger (Piano)
  • Notes: l'heure bleue, Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (07/21/2011-07/26/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1818

>Liszt, Franz : Album d'un voyageur, S 156
  • Performer: Andreas Haefliger (Piano)
  • Notes: l'heure bleue, Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (07/21/2011-07/26/2011)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1855