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Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor, J206 Op 49
composer
1816

Recordings
'Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas' (CDD22076)
Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas
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Movement 1: Allegro feroce
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Movement 2: Andante con moto
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Movement 3: Rondo: Presto
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Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor, J206 Op 49
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The Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 49 belongs to 1816, but shows its composer in a darkly dramatic, Beethovenian mood. Weber wrote it in just twenty days of feverish inspiration. Conceiving the work less as a composer-pianist and more as a composer-conductor, he explored new ways to develop his themes through counterpoint, used a broad range of tonalities and probed his instrument’s resources more deeply than before. All three movements seem imbued with orchestral sonorities and textures. No extra-musical connotations exist to colour the listener’s perception of this classically abstract, fascinating work. If Beethoven’s shadow seems to fall over each of its three movements, no one should be suprised. So odd was its originality that Weber’s cataloguer, F W Jähns, thought the Sonata ‘demonic’.

from notes by Frank Cooper © 2011

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Details for CDD22076 disc 2 track 3
Rondo: Presto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-07612
Duration
6'40
Recording date
6 January 1988
Recording venue
Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, USA
Recording producer
Ward Botsford
Recording engineer
Frank D Laico
Hyperion usage
  1. Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (CDD22076)
    Disc 2 Track 3
    Release date: March 2011
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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