BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1

Piano Sonatas No.5 Op.10/1, No.11 Op.22, No.12 Op.26, No.26 Op.81a 'Les Adieux'

1 CD - Onyx Classics ONYX4082
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Jonathan Biss
original title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.5, 11, 12 & 26

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  • One of the most exciting pianists of the younger generation, American Jonathan Biss is widely regarded for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations, winning international recognition for his orchestral, recital and chamber music performances and for his award-winning recordings. He performs a diverse repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven, through the Romantics to Janácek and Schoenberg as well as works by contemporary composers. This marks the debut release in Biss' complete cycle of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas for Onyx. The first volume features three works from Beethoven's early period and one from the middle - the famous 'Les Adieux'. This programme illustrates how Beethoven's sonatas developed from the early, virtuosic works of the 1790s to the assured compositions of his middle period.

    "Biss is not only one of the most technically skilful of young instrumentalists (and heaven knows there are plenty of those around) but he has an emotional maturity that belies his years." Gramophone

    . Jonathan will be performing Beethoven sonatas in his recitals worldwide throughout 2012
    . Advertising in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine
    . Video of Jonathan talking about his approach to recording the 32 Sonatas will be available soon at his website
    . Vol.2 Sonatas to be released in October 2012

    Press tbc:
    BBC Radio 3, Music Matters
    BBC Radio 4, PM
    BBC World Service, The Forum
    Classical Music interview
    + Gramophone, International Piano, Pianist, Jewish Chronicle, The Telegraph

  • Jonathan Biss

    Jonathan Biss (piano)
  • 1 CD
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    release date. 2012-01-09

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