Title - 'Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.5 - 3, 25, 27, & 28'
Artist - Jonathan Biss
American pianist, teacher, and writer based in New York City Jonathan Biss continues his nine disc Beethoven Sonata cycle by presenting Volume 5, with a most unique perspective: "20 years, and an entire cosmos, separate these sonatas that bookend this recording," Biss explains. "The evolution that takes place within Beethoven between the C Major Sonata, Opus 2, Number 3, and the A Major, Opus 101, is monumental, almost impossible to overstate: I struggle to think of an artist - not Picasso, not Schönberg, not Joyce - who changed so profoundly over the course of a working life. But what was the change, really?"
Well, here on Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.5 Nos. 3, 25, 27, & 28 we join in to discover the answers Biss musically provides the questions to in these beautifully recorded performances that are sure to become firm favorites with his fans and lovers of Beethoven the world over.
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 2, No. 3: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 2, No. 3: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 2, No. 3: III. Scherzo - Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 2, No. 3: IV. Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No.25, Op. 79: I. Presto alla tedesca
Piano Sonata No. 25, Op. 79: II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 25, Op. 79: III. Vivace
Piano Sonata No. 27, Op. 90: I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Piano Sonata No. 27, Op. 90: II. Nicht zugeschwing und sehr singbar vorzutragen
Piano Sonata No. 28, Op. 101: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung
Piano Sonata No. 28, Op. 101: II. Lebhatf. Marschmässig. Vivace alla Marcia
Piano Sonata No. 28, Op. 101: III. Langam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto - Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro
Biss' Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.5 Nos. 3, 25, 27, & 28 has wonderful touch and phrasing. Delightful and optimistic approach, which gives a promise even better to come. Reminds me a bit of the great Artur S. A great feel for the sweep and structure of the music. Amazing technique. Give it a listen and don't hesitate.