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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas / H. J. Lim


Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 464952  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pianist HJ Lim excludes Sonatas Nos. 19 and 20, Op. 49 which she maintains Beethoven intended as separate works and were published against his wishes.

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Charismatic, engaging and adventurous, pianist HJ Lim captivates her audience with style, intensity and a natural flair for the theatrical whilst playing and interpreting piano repertoire with genuine brilliance. HJ has earned the fervent admiration of a devoted fan base via recital videos she uploaded to YouTube so that her Korean-based family could watch her play. This personal act, designed to bridge the geographic divide between her native and adopted homes, generated unprecedented interest and nearly half a million views.

Recording and
Read more performing the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas has long been the reserve for the Grand Master or Mistress, a reward for expert hands, following long and storied careers. Here, in a bold and controversial new recording project, the 24 year-old HJ Lim will prove that she is ready now. Lim, who has already performed the sonatas in critically acclaimed 8-day concert series in France, Germany and Japan, releases the complete sonatas in a deluxe, 8-CD slipcased edition.

The Korean pianist began her musical studies at the age of three under Jong-Sun Kim. Her prodigious talent was quickly recognised and she moved to France at the age of twelve. Five months later she graduated from the Conservatoire National Région de Compiègne with First Prize and highest distinction in the class of Marc Hoppeler. She became the youngest ever person to obtain the “Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales Complètes” of Normandy in France, aged fifteen.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  H.J. Lim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Ms. Lim is unbelievable February 14, 2013 By John  Y. (Seattle, WA) See All My Reviews "I went to hear her play the piano with Seattle Symphony ... and she was unbelievable. Her fingers were total blur playing the piano so fast and with total command. I'm no musician but it touched me a lot. So, I bought the CD and listen to it while I work. I feel fortunate to see her play. Now, I can listen to her everyday. She is a charming and humorous young lady. I loved her." Report Abuse
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