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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

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Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2  
1.1
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:21
1.2
II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:23
1.3
III. Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio – Menuetto D.C.
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:26
1.4
IV. Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:16
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2  
1.5
I. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
9:39
1.6
II. Largo appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:26
1.7
III. Scherzo. Allegretto - Minore – Scherzo D.C.
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:00
1.8
IV. Rondo. Grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:13
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2  
1.9
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
9:46
1.10
II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:43
1.11
III. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio – Scherzo D.C. e poi la Coda – Coda
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:14
1.12
IV. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:07
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7, ‘Grande Sonate’  
2.1
I. Molto allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
8:18
2.2
II. Largo con gran espressione
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
8:11
2.3
III. Allegro - Minore – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:20
2.4
IV. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:40
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, ‘Grande Sonate pathétique’  
2.5
I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio - Tempo I – Allegro molto e con brio – Grave – Allegro molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
8:40
2.6
II. Adagio cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:15
2.7
III. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:28
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1  
2.8
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:32
2.9
II. Allegretto - Maggiore – Allegretto D.C. e poi la Coda – Coda
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:26
2.10
III. Rondo. Allegro comodo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:18
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2  
2.11
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:47
2.12
II. Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:44
2.13
III. Scherzo. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:26
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1  
3.1
I. Molto allegro e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:31
3.2
II. Adagio molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
7:58
3.3
III. Finale. Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:18
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2  
3.4
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
8:27
3.5
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:20
3.6
III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:54
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3  
3.7
I. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
6:50
3.8
II. Largo e mesto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
9:48
3.9
III. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
3:02
3.10
IV. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:13
Piano Sonata No. 5 , Op. 10 No. 1 in C Minor  
3.11
Presto WoO 52
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
4:13
3.12
Prestissimo (arr. by William Drabkin)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
5:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    3:32:20
“... his playing is immaculate ...”
- Gramophone

“When it comes to Beethoven, Bavouzet is the equivalent of a strict Constitutional constructionist. His readings will withstand the test of time.”
- Fanfare

"Recording of the Month ... there’s a clean directness about Bavouzet’s playing which matches the youthful fire of these sonatas and presents them as if freshly minted ... a significant achievement."
- MusicWeb International

This is the first volume in a complete, chronological survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas recorded by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, running parallel with his series of the complete Haydn sonatas. This first installment covers Beethoven's early sonatas composed in the 1790s. In a feature interview in International Piano, Bavouzet said the particular pleasure of coming to Beethoven after Haydn lies in the fact that although their basic harmonic language is roughly the same, in Beethoven’s scores the dynamics are clearly indicated, especially where they seem completely independent of the music's so-called natural harmonic tensions. Bavouzet added "the accents are in exactly the wrong place and that's what creates his music's excitement."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording Producer: Rachel Smith
Sound Engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Editor: Rachel Smith
A & R Administrator: Mary McCarthy
Recording venue: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk; 28 - 30 October 2008 (Sonatas, Op. 2); 28 - 30 September, 2010 (Sonatas, Opp. 7, 13, and 14); and 14 - 16 December, 2011 (Sonatas, Op. 10).
Front Cover Photograph of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: © Benjamin Ealovega
Back cover Photograph of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: © Benjamin Ealovega
Design and Typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet Editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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