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Schubert: Sonata D 960; Beethoven: Sonata Op. 111 / Zhu Xiao-mei


Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 157  
Composer:  Franz SchubertLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Xiao-Mei Zhu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Chines pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, was born into a family of artists. Starting with the music at a very young age, she already played the piano in radio and television in Beijing when she was only eight. At ten years, she entered into the National School of Music for exceptionally gifted children. She made there brilliant studies, stopped by the years of the Cultural revolution, including five years in a working camp, where, despite difficulties, she managed to practice the piano in hiding-place. In 1979 she left Chine for the USA, where she obtained the highest distinctions. The Chines pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, was born into a family of artists. Starting with the music at a very young age, she already played the piano in radio and television in Beijing when she was only eight. At ten years, she entered into the National School of Music for exceptionally gifted children. She made there brilliant studies, stopped by the years of the Cultural revolution, including five years in a working camp, where, despite difficulties, she managed to practice the piano in hiding-place. In 1979 she left Chine for the USA, where she obtained the highest distinctions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Xiao-Mei Zhu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Xiao-Mei Zhu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Sonate pour piano n°32 en ut mineur opus 111: I. Maestoso ? Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Sonate pour piano n°32 en ut mineur opus 111: II. Arietta ? Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile
Sonate pour piano n°23 en si bémol majeur D. 960: I. Molto moderato
Sonate pour piano n°23 en si bémol majeur D. 960: II. Andante sostenuto
Sonate pour piano n°23 en si bémol majeur D. 960: III. Scherzo ? Allegro vivace con delicatezza
Sonate pour piano n°23 en si bémol majeur D. 960: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo

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