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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No 23, 14 & 31 / Frank Braley


Release Date: 02/12/2002 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901750   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frank Braley
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Frank Braley. ''Since his victory in the Reine Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 1992, at the age of 22, Braley has allowed himself plenty of time for reflection, and his career... has been, in his own image, refined and demanding." (Michel Le Naour, Le Monde de la Musique). - ''This young French pianist, who made his recording debut with a Schubert disc for harmonia mundi, is an exquisitely polished player.'' Performance ***** (BBC Music Magazine). - ''Schubertian elegance, a playful fluency, the desire to bring colour and timbre to his sound'' are not the least qualities of this stylish pianist who offers us here, on a rare instrument, a personal and poetic reading of the most famous Beethoven sonatas. Frank Braley. ''Since his victory in the Reine Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 1992, at the age of 22, Braley has allowed himself plenty of time for reflection, and his career... has been, in his own image, refined and demanding." (Michel Le Naour, Le Monde de la Musique). - ''This young French pianist, who made his recording debut with a Schubert disc for harmonia mundi, is an exquisitely polished player.'' Performance ***** (BBC Music Magazine). - ''Schubertian elegance, a playful fluency, the desire to bring colour and timbre to his sound'' are not the least qualities of this stylish pianist who offers us here, on a rare instrument, a personal and poetic reading of the most famous Beethoven sonatas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frank Braley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frank Braley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frank Braley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 

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