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Jonathan Biss
Beethoven Sonatas Vol.1

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor op.10 no.1
Allegro molto e con brio    5.17
Adagio molto    7.23
Prestissimo    4.10

Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22
Allegro con brio    7.24
Adagio con molt’espressione    6.37
Menuetto    3.12
Rondo: Allegretto    6.27

Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’
Andante con variazioni    6.55
Scherzo. Allegro molto    2.36
Maestoso andante, marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe    5.20
Allegro    2.53

Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’
Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux – The Farewell): Adagio – Allegro    6.53
Abwesenheit (L’Absence – The Absence): Andante espressivo (In gehender Bewegung, doch mit viel Ausdruck)    3.08
Das Wiedersehen (Le Retour – The Return): Vivacissimamente (Im lebhaftesten Zeitmaße)    5.35

Total timing:    74.08

Catalogue No: ONYX4082

Jonathan Biss embarks on a fascinating journey through all 32 Beethoven sonatas. Spanning the years 1795 to 1822, these works contain some of the composer’s most profound musical utterances. Beethoven’s subtle transformation of the piano sonata form is extraordinary – from the Classical style of the early sonatas to the freer multi-movement structures of the visionary late works. The first volume in the series moves from the nervous intensity of the C minor Sonata op.10 no.1 to the sublime leave-taking of the ‘Les Adieux’ Sonata, taking in another elegiac essay with op.26.

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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor op.10 no.1 - I Allegro molto e con brio
05:18
2
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor op.10 no.1: II Adagio molto
07:23
3
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor op.10 no.1: III Prestissimo
04:16
4
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22: I Allegro con brio
07:24
5
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22: II Adagio con molt’espressione
06:38
6
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22: III Menuetto
03:12
7
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22: IV Rondo: Allegretto
06:30
8
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’: I Andante con variazioni
06:56
9
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’: II Scherzo. Allegro molto
02:37
10
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’: III Maestoso andante marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe
05:20
11
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’: IV Allegro
02:58
12
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’: I Das Lebewohl
06:53
13
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’: II Abwesenheit
03:09
14
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’: III Das Wiedersehen
05:35

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor op.10 no.1: I Allegro molto e con brio
5:18
Complete
2. Piano Sonata no.11 in B flat op.22: III Menuetto
3:12
Complete
3. Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat op.26 ‘Funeral March’: II Scherzo. Allegro molto
2:37
Complete
4. Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’: II Abwesenheit
3:09
Complete
5. Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat op.81a ‘Les Adieux’: III Das Wiedersehen
5:35
Complete