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Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata Sonatas / Feltsman

Beethoven / Feltsman
Release Date: 07/13/2010 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 6120   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Quite Simply An Amazing Pianist!" - The New York Times

Vladimir Feltsman debuted with the Moscow Philharmonic at age 11. He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky, Moscow, and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Conservatories and went on to win the Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long International Piano Competition in Paris. In 1979, because of his growing discontent with the official Soviet ideology and rigid governmental control of the arts, Feltsman applied for an exit visa from the Soviet Union. In response, he was immediately banned from performing in public. After eight years of struggle and virtual artistic exile, he was finally granted permission to leave the Soviet Union. Upon his arrival in the United States
Read more in 1987, Vladimir Feltsman was warmly greeted at the White House, where he performed his very first concert in North America. That same year his debut at Carnegie Hall established him as a major pianist on the American scene.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard Coll 
Length: 17 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard Coll 
Length: 14 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard Coll 
Length: 24 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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