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Wölfl: Piano Sonatas Op 25 & 35 / Jon Nakamatsu


Release Date: 11/11/2003 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907324   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Wölfl
Performer:  Jon Nakamatsu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his day, Austrian pianists and composer Joseph Wölfl was admired all across Europe and rivaled Beethoven's fame as keyboard virtuoso. Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medal laureate of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, brings to light four of Wölfl's unjustly neglected piano sonatas. 'A mature and self-possessed artist...a pianist to be reckoned with.' Gramophone In his day, Austrian pianists and composer Joseph Wölfl was admired all across Europe and rivaled Beethoven's fame as keyboard virtuoso. Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medal laureate of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, brings to light four of Wölfl's unjustly neglected piano sonatas. 'A mature and self-possessed artist...a pianist to be reckoned with.' Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, Op. 25 by Joseph Wölfl
Performer:  Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1803 
2.
Sonata (3) for Piano, Op. 35 by Joseph Wölfl
Performer:  Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Austria 

Sound Samples

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 25: I. Introduzione: Adagio
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 25: II. Fuga: [Allegro]
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 25: III. Sonata: Allegro molto
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 25: IV. Adagio
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 25: V. Allegretto
Sonata in C Major, Op. 33 No. 1: I. Allegro con Spirito
Sonata in C Major, Op. 33 No. 1: II. Andante con moto
Sonata in C Major, Op. 33 No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegro molto
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 33 No. 2: I. Allegro
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 33 No. 2: II. Andante
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 33 No. 2: III. Alla Polacca
Sonata in E Major, Op. 33 No. 3: I. Allegro
Sonata in E Major, Op. 33 No. 3: II. Andante Cantabile
Sonata in E Major, Op. 33 No. 3: III. Rondo Allegretto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Pleasant and easy listening October 24, 2012 By D. Naito (Las Vegas, NV) See All My Reviews "Enjoyable music. Would recommend." Report Abuse
 Outstanding performance of truly beautiful Sonatas January 30, 2012 By Alan L. (Doral, FL) See All My Reviews "Wölfl is unjustly neglected today. Nakamatsu makes this abundantly clear in a recording of great subtlety and feeling, not to mention technical excellence. Track 8 is entirely arresting; it is an album to be heard over and over again, and enjoy discovering new nuances that may have escaped hearing the first time. Kudos to Mr. Nakamatsu-- he has joined the ranks of my 6 favorite pianists." Report Abuse
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