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Visions: Sonatas Of Beethoven Vol 1 / Barbara Nissman


Release Date: 04/01/2014 
Label:  Three Oranges Recordings   Catalog #: 5638267584  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barbara Nissman
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music of a revolutionary and a visionary who crosses boundaries and breaks down barriers- Beethoven's music gives strength, courage and inspiration for all humanity.

The three most popular piano sonatas of Beethoven are performed by pianist Barbara Nissman on this first volume of her continuing series, Visions: Sonatas of Beethoven. She energetically begins with the repeated rhythms of the "Waldstein," followed by the well-known "Moonlight" Sonata (Incidentally, Beethoven hated that nickname because he felt it was untrue to its last two movements- obviously the critic who penned it hadn't listened to the whole composition!!) concluding with the "Appassionata"( Beethoven approved of that nickname
Read more because all of its three movements are indeed passionate!) The Rondo, "Rage over a lost penny" a funny piece of slapstick serves as an encore to this Beethoven sonata program. These sonatas are familiar and popular but Nissman gives us very personal interpretations of these old "warhorses." A wonderful introduction to the great piano sonatas of Beethoven!

“All of Nissman's virtues come into play here – concern for the narrative architecture of an entire movement, plasticity of phrase, the appearance of spontaneity, the feeling that you're moving along with great and inevitable power."

"Above all, Nissman gives you an emotional maturity.”
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage Over a Lost Penny" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 

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