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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 21 & 29 & Andante in F Major / Leone


Release Date: 05/18/2018 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99160  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rodolfo Leone
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For more than 50 years, the international Beethoven Competition held by piano manufacturer Bösendorfer and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna has been taking place every 4 years; in 2017 for the 15th rendition, the Italian Rodolfo Leone was crowned as 1st prize winner by the highly regarded international jury from far more than 250 competing young talents. His play induces critics to utterances like “... he seemed to be communicating with distant worlds, as a true sound philosopher” (Oberösterreichische Nachrichten), which Rodolfo Leone documents with this Beethoven album. Besides the Sonata Op. 106, the famous Hammerklavier-Sonata, by extent and musical content the most complex, outshining all the others of Read more Beethoven’s sonatas, an interlude, the Andante favori is given, which Beethoven originally composed as slow movement of the Waldstein sonata, Op. 53, which follows afterwards. This album is a debut with great interpretive maturity and indescribable power. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rodolfo Leone (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rodolfo Leone (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rodolfo Leone (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 

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