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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 / Costa

Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Claudio   Catalog #: 5579  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sequeira Costa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In a career spanning five decades, Sequeira Costa has developed his own musical interpretation from an understanding of the German and French schools, acquired through studies with his teacher, Vianna da Motta (one of the last pupils of Liszt and Hans von Bulow), Mark Hamburg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Fevrier. He has performed at the greatest halls around the world, including the Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Tokyo's Suntori Hall, St. Petersburg's Philharmonic Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the major London halls. He recently completed performances of the entire cycle of Beethoven Sonatas Read more at Gulbenkian Hall in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, he performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29, universally known as Hammerklavier Sonata. The work is considered to be one of the most influential works of Beethoven’s third period and one of the greatest piano works of all time. Completed in 1818, this sonata was considered almost unplayable by his contemporaries and is still regarded as one of the most challenging works ever composed for the instrument. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sequeira Costa (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 

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