Historical Sonata Cycle Part VII
 

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Thu 24.9.2009, 8 p.m., 2009-9-24T20:00 Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Historical Sonata Cycle Part VII

Ronald Brautigam (historical pianoforte)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata for piano No. 11 in B flat major op. 22

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata for piano No. 15 in D major op. 28 (»Pastorale«)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata for piano No. 27 in E minor op. 90

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano sonata no. 21 in C major, op. 53 (‘Waldstein-Sonata’)

With Feeling

»Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck« (»With liveliness and definitely with feeling and expression«) from piano sonata op. 90 Beethoven would often note down in German the way pieces should be played. Maybe because the »Empfindung” (»feeling«, a term he preferred) was simpler than the Italian »sentimento«? A virtuoso contrast to op. 90 and the sonata later called »Pastorale« op. 28 is op. 53 (dedicated to Count Ferdinand von Waldstein) with seemingly endless chains of trills, glissandi and an effective prestissimo finale.
Ronald Brautigam © Marco Borggreve

Ronald Brautigam © Marco Borggreve

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