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Beethoven: Appassionata / Katie Mahan


Release Date: 05/01/2020 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30161  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Katie Mahan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Pianist Katie Mahan presents a program which transports the listener into the inner world of Ludwig van Beethoven. Traveling from his final work for piano backwards to the beloved Appassionata sonata, we hear the expression of his emotions and passions, and witness his transformation as an artist and a man. “What amazed the listener most was the striking dynamic range...a pianissimo of the most tender poetry to a fortissimo of thunderous passion. An exquisite and memorable performance which was both soulful and powerful, and of great artistic understanding.” (Rocky Mountain News) Pianist Katie Mahan presents a program which transports the listener into the inner world of Ludwig van Beethoven. Traveling from his final work for piano backwards to the beloved Appassionata sonata, we hear the expression of his emotions and passions, and witness his transformation as an artist and a man. “What amazed the listener most was the striking dynamic range...a pianissimo of the most tender poetry to a fortissimo of thunderous passion. An exquisite and memorable performance which was both soulful and powerful, and of great artistic understanding.” (Rocky Mountain News) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Katie Mahan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Katie Mahan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Katie Mahan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 

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