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Jonathan Biss
Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 3

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)

Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 ‘Pastorale’
Klaviersonate D-dur · Sonate pour piano en ré majeur
1 I Allegro 9.15
2 II Andante 6.19
3 III Scherzo: Allegro vivace 2.20
4 IV Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 4.57

Piano Sonata no.16 in G op.31 no.1
Klaviersonate G-dur · Sonate pour piano en sol majeur
5 I Allegro vivace 6.22

6 II Adagio grazioso 10.09
7 III Rondo: Allegretto – Presto 6.28

Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 ‘Waldstein’
Klaviersonate C-dur · Sonate pour piano en ut majeur
8 I Allegro con brio 10.40

9 II Introduzione: Adagio molto – 3.50
10 III Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo 9.59

Total timing: 70.23

Jonathan Biss piano

Catalogue No: ONYX4115

Praise for Jonathan Biss’s Beethoven Sonata cycle

‘There’s a wonderfully unforced quality to Biss’s playing … the way in which he eases into the opening movement of the A flat "Funeral March” Sonata op.26, or perfectly weights the climaxes in op.81a, "Les Adieux”, are marks of an outstanding pianist; for those who stay the course, this could be a Beethoven cycle to treasure.’ The Guardian (Vol. I)

‘I would like to be around when he gets to the end of his pilgrimage, for this is a marvellously promising beginning by one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation.’ BBC Music Magazine (Vol. I)

‘[An] extremely desirable disc … so infectious is Biss’s love for these works, so enviable his technique, that however many versions of them you have, you need to add this one.’ BBC Music Magazine (Vol. II)

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 'Pastorale' - I. Allegro
9:15
2
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 'Pastorale' - II. Andante
6.19
3
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 'Pastorale' - III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
2:20
4
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 'Pastorale' - IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
4:57
5
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.16 in G op.31 no.1 - I. Allegro vivace
6:22
6
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.16 in G op.31 no.1 - II Adagio grazioso
10:09
7
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.16 in G op.31 no.1 - III. Rondo: Allegretto – Presto
6:28
8
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 'Waldstein’ - I. Allegro con brio
10:40
9
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 'Waldstein’ - II. Introduzione: Adagio molto
3:50
10
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 'Waldstein' - III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo
9:59

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1. Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 ‘Pastorale’ - I Allegro
2:00
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2. Piano Sonata no.15 in D op.28 ‘Pastorale’ - III Scherzo: Allegro vivace
2:20
Complete
3. Piano Sonata no.16 in G op.31 no.1 - I Allegro vivace
6:22
Complete
4. Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 ‘Waldstein’ - II Introduzione: Adagio molto
3:50
Complete
5. Piano Sonata no.21 in C op.53 ‘Waldstein’ - III Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo
9:59
Complete