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Beethoven: Klaviersonaten / Okada

Beethoven / Okada
Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 98893   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yoshiko Okada
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Yoshiko Okada began her piano studies in her native Japan, and then at age 15 continued her studies in Paris. She later studied under Maria Curcio, Nikita Magaloff, and Alicia de Larrocha. She has since won international acclaim and has been on the juries of several international competitions. She is currently director of the Mozart Music School in Brussels.

Op. 10/3—with its expansive Presto first movement, introspective and profound D-Minor Large e mesto second movement, graceful Menuetto third movement, and whimsical Rondo allegro final movement—has a wealth of expressive components that can virtually span one’s musical experience. Yoshiko Okada fully grasps the broad coverage of this sonata in her stunning
Read more performance. Her opening Presto is relatively slow but within a range that does not harm its effectiveness. The Largo e mesto, the masterstroke in this sonata, is given a treatment that rivals that in Artur Schnabel’s exemplary recording."

-- Burton Rothleder, Fanfare
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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:  Yoshiko Okada (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Franz Liszt Zentrum, Raiding, Burgenland 
Length: 17 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yoshiko Okada (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Franz Liszt Zentrum, Raiding, Burgenland 
Length: 23 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yoshiko Okada (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Franz Liszt Zentrum, Raiding, Burgenland 
Length: 27 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": II. Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": III. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3: I. Presto
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3: II. Largo e mesto
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3: III. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto: Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3: IV. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111: II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

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