Piano Sonata in B flat major 'Hammerklavier', Op 106 (Beethoven)
from Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 90, 101 & 106 (CDA68073)
1 Allegro [9'41]
2 Scherzo: Assai vivace – Presto [2'37]
3 Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con molto sentimento [17'08]
4 Largo – Allegro – Allegro risoluto [11'22]
40 minutes 48 seconds 4 tracks
‘Beethoven’s polyphony is finely realised, each chord vying with its successor for beauty of voicing in a flow that is seamless and serene’ (Gramophone)
‘I was halfway through writing up Alice Coote's wonderfully fragile 'L'heure exquise' album when I unwrapped Steven Osborne's Hammerklavier Sonata. Raw, dangerous, profound—this is a true marriage of ...
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