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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol 4 / Christian Leotta

Beethoven / Leotta
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2489   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

Christian Leotta is a native of Catania, Italy, and now lives in Como. He studied with Mario Patuzzi at Milan’s Conservatory, at the “Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation” on Lake Como and at the “Tureck Bach Research Foundation” of Oxford, England...Following the extraordinary success of his live performances of Beethoven, in 2007 Atma Classique signed Christian Leotta to record the entire corpus of the 32 Piano Sonatas in a collection of ten CDs.

"An extraordinary talent with a beautiful innate musicality.” - Rosalyn Tureck

R E V I E W S:

Leotta is meticulousness itself, having carefully consulted every credible edition of the works, adhering to the composer’s interpretation
Read more instructions, and then laying out each piece on a modern concert piano with a fine mix of warm, elegant restraint and fiery outbursts of virtuosity.

-- John Terauds, Musical Toronto [6/26/12]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Leotta (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 

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