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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 10, 53 'Waldstein', 54 & 57 'Appassionata'

Beethoven / Jumppanen,Paavali
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1268   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paavali Jumppanen has prodigious technique — demonstrated years ago in his recording of the Boulez Sonatas (Deutsche Grammophon), for which he was allegedly hand-picked by the composer himself. That skill shows (but never shows off) in the total ease and control with which he dashes nimbly through Beethoven sonatas at any tempo (see the Waldstein’s first movement). That’s not to suggest he’s necessarily playing fast, even if it averages out on the quicker side: The ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata, for example, is decidedly slow, way south of Beethoven’s ex-post-facto metro- nome markings. That said, it would be short-changing Jumppanen to make it just about tempi or chops. He is in the midst of delivering one of the most consistently playful, subtly Read more surprising Beethoven cycles around, and the early sonatas are doing much to achieve that end. The F Major Presto of Op. 10/2 superbly embodies these impish qualities; the opening and third movements of Op. 10/3 sound just about perfect: youthful, impetuous, gripping, steady, quick and with perfect delineation. Lively and quirky, too, are the Op. 2 Sonatas, into which Jumppanen inserts personality and interpretation that will make the purist blanch and musicians snigger: a bit of cheek, but never outlandish. Ondine’s direct, close, but not claustrophobic sound is very gratifying—dare I say, ideal!

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 22 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2011 
Venue:  Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Art Center, Kuhmo, Fi 
Length: 22 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2011 
Venue:  Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Art Center, Kuhmo, Fi 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/2010 
Venue:  Lentua Hall, Kuhmo Art Center, Kuhmo, Fi 
Length: 23 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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