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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol 4 / Christian Leotta

Beethoven / Leotta
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2489   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christian Leotta is a native of Catania, Italy, and now lives in Como. He studied with Mario Patuzzi at Milan’s Conservatory, at the “Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation” on Lake Como and at the “Tureck Bach Research Foundation” of Oxford, England...Following the extraordinary success of his live performances of Beethoven, in 2007 Atma Classique signed Christian Leotta to record the entire corpus of the 32 Piano Sonatas in a collection of ten CDs.

"An extraordinary talent with a beautiful innate musicality.” - Rosalyn Tureck

R E V I E W S:

Leotta is meticulousness itself, having carefully consulted every credible edition of the works, adhering to the composer’s interpretation
Read more instructions, and then laying out each piece on a modern concert piano with a fine mix of warm, elegant restraint and fiery outbursts of virtuosity.

-- John Terauds, Musical Toronto [6/26/12]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux": I. Das Lebewohl: Adagio - Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux": II. Abwesenheit: Andante espressivo
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux": III. Das Wiedersehn: Vivacissimamente
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: I. Molto allegro e con brio
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: II. Adagio molto
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: III. Finale: Prestissimo
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: IV. Prestissimo
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7: I. Molto allegro
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7: II. Largo con gran espressione
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7: III. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7: IV. Rondo: Poco allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90: I. Mit lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90: II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

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