Beethoven: Bagatelles
Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven: Bagatelles

Steven Osborn

CDA 67879 - 0034571178790

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Following his highly acclaimed Beethoven ‘Moonlight’, ‘Pathétique’ and ‘Waldstein’ Sonatas release, Hyperion’sGramophone-award-winning artist Steven Osborne turns his talents to Beethoven’s complete Bagatelles. Though the composer himself referred to these thirty short piano works, which he penned throughout his life, as ‘trifles’, these are nonetheless trifles from the mind of a genius. In this polished album, Osborne lends his remarkable artistry to everything from the Six Bagatelles of Op 126, which at times occupy the same rarefied spiritual world as the late quartets and were the very last works Beethoven ever wrote for the piano, to the composer’s most famous stand-alone piano piece, the mysterious little A minor Bagatelle known to all the world as ‘Für Elise’.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    I. E-Flat Major. Andante grazioso, quasi allegretto
    03:46
  • 2
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    II. C Major. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio
    03:12
  • 3
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    III. F Major. Allegretto
    01:49
  • 4
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    IV. A Major. Andante
    03:24
  • 5
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    V. C Major. Allegro ma non troppo
    03:22
  • 6
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    VI. D Major. Allegretto quasi andante
    02:35
  • 7
    Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33
    VII. A-Flat Major. Presto
    01:57
  • 8
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    I. G Minor. Allegretto
    02:01
  • 9
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    II. C Major. Andante con moto
    01:03
  • 10
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    III. D Major. À l'Allemande
    01:43
  • 11
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    IV. A Major. Andante cantabile
    01:45
  • 12
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    V. C Minor. Risoluto
    00:58
  • 13
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    VI. G Major. Andante – Allegretto
    01:30
  • 14
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    VII. C Major. Allegro ma non troppo
    00:52
  • 15
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    VIII. C Major. Moderato cantabile
    01:18
  • 16
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    IX. A Minor. Vivace moderato
    00:37
  • 17
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    X. A Major. Allegramente
    00:12
  • 18
    Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
    XI. B-Flat Major. Andante ma non troppo
    01:38
  • 19
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    I. G Major. Andante con moto
    02:48
  • 20
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    II. G Minor. Allegro
    02:53
  • 21
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    III. E-Flat Major. Andante
    02:25
  • 22
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    IV. B Minor. Presto
    04:12
  • 23
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    V. G Major. Quasi allegretto
    02:45
  • 24
    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
    VI. E-Flat Major. Presto – Andante amabile e con moto – Tempo I
    04:15
  • 25
    Allegretto quasi andante in G Minor, WoO 61a
    00:32
  • 26
    Bagatelle in C Major, WoO 56
    02:25
  • 27
    Bagatelle in C Minor, WoO 52
    04:08
  • 28
    Bagatelle in B-Flat Major, WoO 60
    01:09
  • 29
    Allegretto in B Minor, WoO 61
    02:36
  • 30
    Klavierstück in A Minor, 'Für Elise', WoO 59
    03:26