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Beethoven: Moto perpetuo - Sonatas nos 12, 17, 22 & 27 / Javier Perianes, piano

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90

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 22 in F major, Op. 54
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90
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Notes & Reviews:

Man's fascination with the theory of perpetual motion dates back thousands of years. Musical expressions of the concept span from Franco-Flemish polyphony to modern-day minimalism. Beethoven used the virtuoso technique several times in his piano sonatas, as illustrated by the collection of works assembled here. The acclaim accorded to the pianist Javier Perianes by audiences and critics alike confirms his status as one of Spain's most exciting new artists. He has a growing international reputation and has also received rave reviews for his recordings for harmonia mundi, which include Schubert's Impromptus and Mompou's Música Callada.

Piano Magazine
Structurally, dramatically, psychologically, rhetorically, his playing betrays a keen perception and intelligence.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2012
Perianes approaches Beethoven with a freshness and individuality that is immediately engaging. The opening movement of Sonata No. 12, Op. 26 demonstrates some exceptional qualities, most obviously his ability to maximise contrast and characterisation between the different variations; he produces a beautifully veiled tone for those passages of a more reflective nature.

International Record Review, October 2012
Perianes' technique is quietly impressive ... he uses it to serve the music. This is very appealing. Harmonia Mundi's recorded sound in the present release is well suited to Periane's attractive pianistic touch and tone.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
With excellent sound and impressive playing in all these works, one looks forward to hearing other recordings by this artist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (12/2011).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Javier Perianes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
  • Performer: Javier Perianes (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Javier Perianes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

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