Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31
Ludwig van Beethoven / Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31

Paul Komen

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This is the third volume of a succesful series of piano sonatas by Beethoven, performed by Paul Komen on authentic instruments. Prior volumes contained his last three sonatas and sonatas no. 21-23, from Beethoven's middle period. Fanfare described the series as follows: “Komen's remarkable pianism and musicianship combine to provide one of the finest accounts in the catalog ... these first-rate performances belong in the collection of anyone who cares about this music.”

Paul komen made his debut aged 13 with a radio recording of works by Bach and Scriabin. Some years later he studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Jan Wijn, where he graduated cum laude. In 1981, he made his debut in England at the Wigmore Hall in London. During this occasion, one of his recordings was handed to Queen Elizabeth. Later, he performed in the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and the National Gallery among many other great concert halls.  

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: I. Allegro Vivace
    05:58
  • 2
    Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: II. Adagio Grazioso
    08:57
  • 3
    Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegretto
    06:21
  • 4
    Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 'The Tempest': I. Largo - Allegro
    08:49
  • 5
    Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 'The Tempest': II. Adagio
    06:50
  • 6
    Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 'The Tempest': III. Allegretto
    06:04
  • 7
    Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: I. Allegro
    07:41
  • 8
    Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: II. Scherzo. Allegretto Vivace
    05:33
  • 9
    Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: III. Menuetto. Moderato e Grazioso
    03:42
  • 10
    Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: IV. Presto Con Fuoco
    04:24