Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas, OPP. 109-111

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RELEASE DATE: 20/03/2020
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On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th Anniversary year one of the greatest pianist of our time, Maurizio Pollini, returns to the miracle and enigma of Beethoven's Last Sonatas: 42 years after the first recording of these masterpieces under studio conditions and with the fantastic acoustics of the Herkulessaal at the Residence in Munich, Maurizio Pollini came back to the very same place for this new and unique project.
Having spent all his life, almost 60 years on stage, with Beethoven, allowing over four decades to record in studio to the highest pianistic, artistic and technical level all of Beethoven's 32 Sonatas, it was his desire to record Beethoven's pianistic last will once more and this time in concert. With the emotional support of his loyal audience and allowing cameras to capture the performance for one of the rare audio-visual releases that exist.
"After playing these works many, many times over the last forty years, I have always discovered new riches in every detail.
In these masterpieces we see Beethoven moving away from conventional form - in addition to the sonata form, variation and fugue play a significant, even decisive role, and we see completely free episodes that seem like direct translations of the composer's subjective feeling", explains Maurizio Pollini and is convinced:
"Music is a higher revelation than any wisdom or philosophy”.
These late Pollini concert recordings have all ingredients of his legacy documenting a strong affinity to the expressive experiments of Beethoven and much as the joy of music-making encapsulated in these late sonatas.
Taking his teacher, the legendary Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli as a reference, Maurizio has allowed only a selected media output with studio recordings on the highest level of perfection and stylistically refined interpretations of the core of his repertoire.
This production offers nothing less than the rare opportunities to experience the pianistic and interpretative journey of a living artistic legend.

1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Vivace ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo *

2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Prestissimo

3. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo (Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung)

4. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. I. Molto espressivo

5. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. II. Leggieremente

6. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. III. Allegro vivace

7. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. IV. Un poco meno Andante, cioè un poco più adagio come il tema (Etwas langsamer als das Thema)

8. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. V. Allegro, ma non troppo

9. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 op. 109: Var. VI. Tempo I del tema. Cantabile

10. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 op. 110: Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

11. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 op. 110: Allegro molto

12. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 op. 110: Adagio ma non troppo – Arioso dolente **

13. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 op. 110: Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

14. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

15. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile ***

16. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Var. I

17. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Var. II

18. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Var. III

19. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Var. IV

20. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 op. 111: Var. V

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