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Beethoven: Complete Piano Duets / Amy And Sara Hamann

Beethoven / Hamann,A. / Hamann,S.
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 619   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy HamannSara Hamann
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven’s compositions for piano duet embrace works written for students as well as those designed for aristocratic acquaintances and friends. This release presents two recordings of the complete works: the first (CD 1) on a modern Yamaha piano, and the second (CD 2) on chronologically accurate reproductions of the fortepianos Beethoven was composing on at the time. The modern piano was recorded in a concert hall, whereas the period instrument recording was made in a much more intimate space, showcasing the salon performance settings of the past. Beethoven’s compositions for piano duet embrace works written for students as well as those designed for aristocratic acquaintances and friends. This release presents two recordings of the complete works: the first (CD 1) on a modern Yamaha piano, and the second (CD 2) on chronologically accurate reproductions of the fortepianos Beethoven was composing on at the time. The modern piano was recorded in a concert hall, whereas the period instrument recording was made in a much more intimate space, showcasing the salon performance settings of the past. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (8) for Piano 4 hands on a theme by Waldstein, WoO 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Piano), Sara Hamann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1792; Bonn, Germany 
2.
Variations (6) for Piano 4 hands on "Ich denke dein", WoO 74 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Piano), Sara Hamann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799/1803; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands in D major, Op. 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Piano), Sara Hamann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Marches (3) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Piano), Sara Hamann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1803; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Grosse Fuge for Piano 4 hands in B flat major, Op. 134 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Piano), Sara Hamann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Variations (8) for Piano 4 hands on a theme by Waldstein, WoO 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Fortepiano), Sara Hamann (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1792; Bonn, Germany 
7.
Variations (6) for Piano 4 hands on "Ich denke dein", WoO 74 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sara Hamann (Fortepiano), Amy Hamann (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799/1803; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands in D major, Op. 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Fortepiano), Sara Hamann (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Marches (3) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Fortepiano), Sara Hamann (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1803; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Grosse Fuge for Piano 4 hands in B flat major, Op. 134 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Amy Hamann (Fortepiano), Sara Hamann (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Sonata in D major for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 6: I. Allegro molto
Sonata in D major for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 6: II. Rondo: Moderato
8 Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein in C major, WoO 67: (performed on piano)
6 Variations on Ich denke dein in D major, WoO 74: (performed on piano)
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 1 in C major
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 2 in E flat major
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 3 in D major
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 134: (performed on piano)
Sonata in D major for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 6: I. Allegro molto
Sonata in D major for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 6: II. Rondo: Moderato
8 Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein in C major, WoO 67: (performed on fortepiano)
6 Variations on Ich denke dein in D major, WoO 74: (performed on fortepiano)
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 1 in C major
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 2 in E flat major
3 Marches, Op. 45: No. 3 in D major
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 134: (performed on fortepiano)

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