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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol 5 / Christian Leotta

Beethoven / Leotta
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2490   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

Italian pianist Christian Leotta returns with the final volume of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Montreal’s La Presse defined him as “a pianist of the highest order: technician, musician and interpreter all at once.”

The first four volumes of the series were released between 2008 and 2012 and include 25 sonatas. These recordings were highly praised by the international press, which hailed Christian Leotta as “one of the most extraordinary Beethovenian interpreters of our time” (Muzika21, Poland). Fanfare Magazine declared that the recordings are “a major addition to other sets currently available.”
Italian pianist Christian Leotta returns with the final volume of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Montreal’s La Presse defined him as “a pianist of the highest order: technician, musician and interpreter all at once.”

The first four volumes of the series were released between 2008 and 2012 and include 25 sonatas. These recordings were highly praised by the international press, which hailed Christian Leotta as “one of the most extraordinary Beethovenian interpreters of our time” (Muzika21, Poland). Fanfare Magazine declared that the recordings are “a major addition to other sets currently available.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: II. Largo appassionato
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: III. Scherzo: Allegretto - Trio
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: IV. Rondo: Grazioso
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: I. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: II. Adagio grazioso
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: III. Rondo: Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: III. Finale: Presto
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": III. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso - Trio
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": IV. Presto con fuoco
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54: I. In tempo d'un minuetto
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54: II. Allegretto - Piu allegro
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: II. Lebhaft. Marschmassig
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit

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