The Piano Sonatas Volume V : Op. 31 & 53
Ludwig van Beethoven

The Piano Sonatas Volume V : Op. 31 & 53

Andras Schiff

ECM 4766186 - 0028947661863

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Volume V of András Schiff’s highly-acclaimed Beethoven cycle in chronological order includes four masterworks from the so called “middle” period on two CDs: The three sonatas of opus 31, written in 1801-02 shortly before the Eroica symphony, display varied characters, the first one being humorous and the second more dramatic, whereas the third sonata is tender and lyrical in the two initial, exuberant in the last two movements. The famous “Waldstein” sonata is a virtuosic highlight of Beethoven’s complete oeuvre with most extraordinary sonic inventions which betray an almost symphonic ambition.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Sonata No. 16 G major op. 31/1: Allegro vivace
  • 2
    Sonata No. 16 G major op. 31/1: Adagio grazioso
  • 3
    Sonata No. 16 G major op. 31/1: Rondo. Allegretto
  • 4
    Sonata No. 17 d minor op. 31/2: Largo - Allegro
  • 5
    Sonata No. 17 d minor op. 31/2: Adagio
  • 6
    Sonata No. 17 d minor op. 31/2: Allegretto
  • 7
    Sonata No. 18 E-flat major op. 31/3: Allegro
  • 8
    Sonata No. 18 E-flat major op. 31/3: Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
  • 9
    Sonata No. 18 E-flat major op. 31/3: Menuetto. moderato e grazioso
  • 10
    Sonata No. 18 E-flat major op. 31/3: Presto con fuoco
  • 1
    Sonata No. 21 in C major op. 53: Allegro con brio
  • 2
    Sonata No. 21 in C major op. 53: Introduzione. Adagio molto
  • 3
    Sonata No. 21 in C major op. 53: Rondo. Allegretto moderato
  • 4
    Andante favori F major WoO 57: Andante grazioso con moto
  • 5
    Andante favori F major WoO 57: Presto con fuoco
  • 6