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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 2 Nos. 1, 2 & 3

Mari Kodama

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Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1  
1
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
3:55
2
II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
4:45
3
III. Menuetto. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
4:03
4
IV. Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
4:57
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2  
5
I. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
6:52
6
II. Largo appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
6:19
7
III. Scherzo. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
3:02
8
IV. Rondo. Grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
7:02
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3  
9
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
10:19
10
II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
7:06
11
III. Scherzo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
3:16
12
IV. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama
5:30
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:06
"Some pianists seem to have been born to play Beethoven ... Kodama is truly one of the Beethoven breed. She has the tools as well as the inclination needed to interpret this composer: a well-centered, beautiful tone, a love of the full range of keyboard colors and a sensitivity to distinctions in rhythm both great and subtle."
- Audiophile Audition

Japanese pianist Mari Kodama dedicated 10 years of her career to performing and recording the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas, a project that yielded nine albums and made her only the fourth woman to have recorded all of Beethoven's sonatas. On this installment from 2008, she presents Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Op. 2; the idea that an artist can play this music and still introduce a new perspective, as Kodama so often does, is astonishing.

“Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a musical treasure of inestimable value. The more time I spend with them, regardless whether I’m playing them at the piano or reading them away from the piano, the more I discover. The greatest opportunity provided to me by the project was time itself. I had the time to think through my interpretations of a given work several times, so that I was able to view and illuminate it from different standpoints.”
- Mari Kodama
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: Concertboerderij Valthermond, the Netherlands. 4/2008
Recording producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Balance engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording engineer: Daan van Aalst
Editing: Ientje Mooij
Piano: Steinway & Sons D-274
Piano tuner during recording: Michel Brandjes

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Tape transport: Studer A80 8 channel
Tape electronics: 8 channel reproduction electronics custom build by Polyhymnia International BV
Dolby A unit: Modified by Polyhymnia International BV
AD Converter: EMM Labs mk III, 8 channel DSD converter
Mastering tools: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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