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MICHELE CAMPANELLA PLAYS BEETHOVEN
OPENING CONCERT Micat in Vertice 2020-2021
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Bonn 1770 – Vienna 1827
PIANO SONATA n. 30 in E major op. 109 (1820)
Vivace, ma non troppo
Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
[Molto cantabile ed espressivo]
PIANO SONATA n. 31 in A flat major op. 110 (1821)
Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
Adagio, ma non troppo
Fuga. Allegro, ma non troppo
PIANO SONATA n. 32 in C minor op. 111 (1821-22)
Maestoso. Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
MICHELE CAMPANELLA piano
Live Recording by Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Salone dei Concerti, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Siena.
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Even after overcoming the initial perplexities of critics and musicians, as was the case with sonatas op. 31 “Waldstein” and “Appassionata,” Beethoven’s sonatas for piano op. 109. 110 and 111 did not immediately become part of the great Viennese and European piano repertoire. Compared to other late works of the same author, string quartets being one example, the piano sonatas of this period met with the public’s approval and were assimilated into the works of later composers only long after their inception. According to Charles Rosen “The last sonatas are more radical, […] they are works of profound seriousness, and […] taking pleasure in listening to them, requires a kind of active participation that a piano sonata had never previously required.
English translation, Samantha Stout