Beethoven - A Chronological Odyssey

Beethoven - A Chronological Odyssey

P21-060 (Piano 21, CD, 6 discs)

NEW RELEASE (1 May 2020)
Tracks: 19 + 11 + 11 + 15 + 7 + 11
Booklet pages: 56
© 2019 Piano 21
Main country of recording: France
Country of manufacture: Germany
Review received and scheduled for publication


Listen: Beethoven: Andante (Seven Bagatelles, Op 33) (CD4 track 8, 0:01-0:50)

Cyprien Katsaris, piano (C Bechstein D-282 Concert Grand, No 212034 plus No 206565 for CD4, tracks 1-3)

Ludwig van Beethoven:

CD1

1 Nine Variations on a March by Dressler, WoO 63 (1782)

Keyboard Sonata in E flat, WoO 47/1 (1782-3)
2 Allegro cantabile
3 Andante
4 Rondo vivace

Two Preludes Through All the Major Keys, for Piano or Organ, Op 39 (1789)
5 I
6 II

Musik zu einem Rittersballet (Music for a Knightly Ballet), WoO 1 (1791) (transcribed by Beethoven)
7 Marsch
8 Deutscher Gesang. Allegro moderato
9 Jagdlied. Allegretto
10 Romanze. Andantino
11 Kriegslied. Allegro assai con brio
12 Trinklied. Allegro con brio - Trio
13 Deutscher Tanz. Walzer
14 Coda. Allegro vivace

Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor, Op 2 No 1 (1794)
15 Allegro
16 Adagio
17 Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio
18 Prestissimo

Alla Ingharese quasi un Capriccio (Rondo a Capriccio) (Rage Over a Lost Penny, Vented in a Caprice), Op 129 (1795)
19 Allegro vivace

CD2

Grande Sonate pour le Piano after the String Trio in E flat, Op 3 (1796, transcribed 1815 by Beethoven? Diabelli?)
1 Allegro con brio
2 Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio - Menuetto da capo - Coda
3 Andante
4 Menuetto. Moderato - [Minore] - Menuetto da capo
5 Finale. Allegro - Coda. Adagio tempo primo

Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 5 No 2 (1796, transcribed by Louis Winkler, 1820-1886)
6 III Rondo (Allegro)

Sonatina and Adagio for mandolin and harpsichord (1796, transcribed by Vladimir Mikhailovich Blok, 1932-1996)
7 Sonatina in C, WoO 44 No 1
8 Adagio in E flat, WoO 43 No 2

Piano Sonata No 5 in C minor, Op 10 No 1 (1795-1798)
9 Allegro molto e con brio
10 Adagio molto
11 Finale (Prestissimo)

CD3

Piano Sonata No 10 in G, Op 14 No 2 (1799)
1 Allegro
2 Andante
3 Scherzo (Allegro assai)

Septet in E flat for Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Horn, Bassooon, Violoncello and Double Bass, Op 20 (1799, transcribed by Franz Liszt, 1811-1886)
4 III Tempo di Menuetto - Trio

String Quartet No 6 in B flat, Op 18 No 6 (1799-1800, transcribed by Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921)
5 II Adagio ma non troppo

String Quartet No 4 in C minor, Op 18 No 4 (1799-1800, transcribed by Gustav Rösler, 1819-1883)
6 I Allegro ma non tanto

Violin Sonata No 5 in F, Op 24, 'Spring' (1800-1801, transcribed by Louis Winkler)
7 Allegro
8 Adagio molto espressivo
9 Scherzo (Allegro molto) - Trio
10 Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)

Serenade in D for Flute, Violin and Alto, Op 25 (1801, transcribed by Louis Winkler)
11 I Entrata (Allegro)

CD4

Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight' (1801)
1 Adagio sostenuto
2 Allegretto
3 Presto agitato

Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor, Op 30 No 2 (1802, transcribed by Louis Winkler)
4 II Adagio cantabile

Seven Bagatelles, Op 33 (1801-1802)
5 Andante grazioso quasi allegretto
6 Scherzo. Allegro
7 Allegretto
8 Andante
9 Allegro ma non troppo
10 Allegretto quasi andante
11 Presto

Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14 (1802, transcribed by Ludwig or Kaspar Karl von Beethoven)
12 Contredanse No 12

Piano Sonata No 17 in D minor, Op 31 No 2 'The Tempest' (1802-3)
13 Largo - Allegro
14 Adagio
15 Allegretto

CD5

Violin Sonata No 9 in A, Op 47 'Kreutzer' (1803)
1 Adagio sostenuto - Presto (anonymous transcription)
2 Andante con variazioni (transcribed by Carl Czerny)
3 Finale (Presto) (anonymous transcription)

Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 'Appassionata' (1804)
4 Allegro assai
5 Andante con moto
6 Allegro ma non troppo - Presto

Violin Concerto in D, Op 61 (1806, transcribed by Franz Kullak, 1844-1913; cadenza by Beethoven, from 'Op 61a/III')
7 III Rondo. Allegro

CD6

Thirty-two Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80 (1806-7)
1 Tema (Allegretto) - Variations1-XXXII

Fantasia for Piano, Op 77 (1809) in G minor
2 Allegro - Poco adagio - Allegro, ma non troppo - Allegro con brio - Adagio - Più presto - Allegretto - Tempo primo

March in F, WoO 18 (1st version, 1809, transcribed by Beethoven?)
3 Allegro

Piano Sonata No 24 in F sharp, Op 78, 'A Thérèse' (1809)
4 I Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo
5 II Allegro vivace

Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111 (1821-2)
6 I Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
7 II Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)

Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 (1823-4, transcribed by Richard Wagner, 1813-1883)
8 III Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato - Tempo primo

String Quartet No 16 in F, Op 135 (1826, transcribed by Modest Musorgsky, 1839-1881)
9 III Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo - Più lento

String Quintet in C (sketch), WoO 62, Hess 41 (1826-7, transcribed by Anton Diabelli, 1781-1858)
10 Introduction. Andante maestoso

Musikalischer Scherz, 'Wir irren allesamt', WoO 198 'Rätselkanon' (3 December 1826)
11 Musical joke - Plaisanterie musicale

Recorded in Summer 2019 (except CD4 tracks 1-3, recorded in 2016) at Église Évangélique Saint-Marcel, Paris, France

 

 

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