Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 23, 30 & 32

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This new recording by Jimin Oh-Havenith presents three of Beethoven's most famous, beautiful, but also most demanding piano sonatas. In addition to the dramatic F minor Sonata, Op. 57 ('Appassionata'), the pianist plays the late Sonatas in E major, Op. 109, and C minor, Op. 111, the last of the 32 piano sonatas. The exploration and crossing of boundaries can be seen as a central motif in Beethoven's compositions in general, and in his piano music in particular. While the variation movement in the 'Appassionata' is flanked by rugged outer movements and the ending is a lively dance, Opp. 109 and 111 close with extended, expressive variation movements. In the finale of Op. 109 and in the simple, yet rapturously poignant Arietta of Op. 111 with the metamorphoses in its five variations, Beethoven enters uncharted territory. Here, Beethoven not only reaches expressive extremes, but also challenges his instrument: the keyboard range is stretched to the limit. The listener experiences the end of the C minor Sonata as a farewell to the world and to the genre of the sonata itself, but also as a beginning of something new and unknown. Jimin Oh-Havenith's interpretation convinces through carefully chosen tempi, which facilitate a vivid and transparent presentation of the thematic structures and internal developments. The clarity and expressiveness of her playing provides an immediate experience of Beethoven's inexhaustible imaginative power and the transformation of the poetic idea.
Item number AUD20047
Barcode 4022143200471
Release date 6/5/2020
Category Classical Music
Number of units 1
Classical Artist Oh-Havenith, Jimin
Disc: 1
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassiona00:21:56
1 I. Allegro assai 00:11:04 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
2 II. Andante con moto 00:05:42 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
3 III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto 00:08:36 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 10900:20:00
4 I. Vivace ma non troppo 00:03:47 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
5 II. Prestissimo 00:02:46 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
6 III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung: Andante 00:02:24 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
7 III. Variation 1: Molto espressivo 00:01:56 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
8 III. Variation 2: Leggieramente 00:01:39 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
9 III. Variation 3: Allegro vivace 00:00:26 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
10 III. Variation 4: Etwas langsamer, als das Thema 00:02:44 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
11 III. Variation 5: Allegro ma non troppo 00:00:58 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
12 III. Variation 6: Tempo I del tema 00:01:54 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
13 III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo 00:01:30 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 11100:26:00
14 I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato 00:10:06 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
15 II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile 00:20:52 Oh-Havenith, Jimin
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