℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin
Released December 2, 2022
Duration 56m 44s
Genre Classical
 

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106

Maurizio Pollini

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Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101  
1.1
I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:22
1.2
II. Lebhaft, marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
5:48
1.3
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:20
1.4
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:59
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"  
1.5
I. Allegro (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
9:31
1.6
II. Scherzo. Assai vivace (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:23
1.7
III. Adagio sostenuto (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
15:13
1.8
IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto (Recorded 2021-2)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
11:08
Digital Booklet
Beethoven's music has accompanied the Italian pianist for almost his entire life. In the 1970s, he made his now classic Gramophone Award-winning recording of the last five sonatas, and by 2014 Pollini had then recorded all 32 sonatas. However, an artist's work is never done, and in 2019, Pollini returned to Beethoven's late sonatas to record the final three sonatas once again. With this album, recorded in 2021/22 in the excellent acoustics of Munich's Herkulessaal, Pollini now completes this second recording of the late sonatas. For him, both the A major Sonata op. 101 and the "Hammerklavier Sonata" op. 106 are "thoroughly brilliant works." In both sonatas, Beethoven explores new terrain and experiments with form, harmony, and counterpoint. Opus 101 is generally considered to mark the beginning of Beethoven's "late style," the third and final phase of his career. And with Opus 106, he fundamentally revolutionized the genre, presenting pianists with entirely new technical and emotional challenges. For Pollini, it is "the greatest Beethoven sonata ever". "Each Beethoven sonata is a world of its own. Each has its own character, from the first note to the last. Each one is unique." - Maurizio Pollini
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Studio Masters
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LUFS
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DR
Album average
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-3.07
-6.54 to -0.80
-25.16
-29.64 to -22.60
-22.15
-26.40 to -19.60
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12 to 15
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I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo (Recorded 2021-2)
-3.76-26.87-24.013
2
II. Lebhaft, marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia (Recorded 2021-2)
-1.47-22.90-20.014
3
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto (Recorded 2021-2)
-6.54-29.64-26.413
4
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro (Recorded 2021-2)
-0.80-22.60-19.612
5
I. Allegro (Recorded 2021-2)
-1.19-22.79-20.014
6
II. Scherzo. Assai vivace (Recorded 2021-2)
-3.37-24.30-21.212
7
III. Adagio sostenuto (Recorded 2021-2)
-5.71-28.57-25.515
8
IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto (Recorded 2021-2)
-1.76-23.62-20.515

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