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Moto Perpetuo - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas / Javier Perianes

Beethoven / Perianes
Release Date: 09/12/2012 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902138   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Javier Perianes
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In search of perpetual time. If the device known as moto perpetuo has travelled all through the history of music, from Franco-Flemish polyphony down to the American minimalists, it is probably because it encourages us to question our relationship with the infinite. More than a century before the constructivist movement, when he explored this eminently mechanistic form, Beethoven already took that process of questioning to the brink of existential vertigo! His works form the basis of the enthralling programme presented here by Javier Perianes. In search of perpetual time. If the device known as moto perpetuo has travelled all through the history of music, from Franco-Flemish polyphony down to the American minimalists, it is probably because it encourages us to question our relationship with the infinite. More than a century before the constructivist movement, when he explored this eminently mechanistic form, Beethoven already took that process of questioning to the brink of existential vertigo! His works form the basis of the enthralling programme presented here by Javier Perianes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
2. Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
4. Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 

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