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Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22

Maurizio Pollini

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Piano Sonata No.4 In E Flat, Op.7  
1
1. Allegro molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
7:34
2
2. Largo, con gran espressione
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
7:20
3
3. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
4:31
4
4. Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:34
Piano Sonata No.9 In E, Op.14 No.1  
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1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:01
6
2. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:34
7
3. Rondo (Allegro comodo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:01
Piano Sonata No.10 In G, Op.14 No.2  
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1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
5:47
9
2. Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
4:54
10
3. Scherzo (Allegro assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:06
Piano Sonata No.11 In B Flat, Op.22  
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1. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:46
12
2. Adagio con molto espressione
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:16
13
3. Menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:03
14
4. Rondo (Allegretto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
5:21
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:48
“... there's some dazzling pianism on display ...”
- BBC Music Magazine

"... passages of fabulous clarity and poise are punctuated with explosive chords ..."
- The Guardian

“The hallmarks of Pollini's musical and pianistic style are everywhere in evidence here: his powerful technique, the elegance and delicacy of his fingerwork even when the music is dramatic or forceful.”
- International Record Review

Beethoven’s Op. 7 and Op. 22, both standard four-movement works, frame the two lyrical Op. 14 sonatas, cast in three movements. These smaller-scale sonatas make fewer virtuosic demands on the soloist, yet are by no means lacking in poetic intensity and clarity. One of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Maurizio Pollini embarked on a project to record the entire cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas in 1975. This 2013 installment, showcasing Pollini's typical masterful artistry and technical bravado, is the second-to-last volume in the series.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Recordings: KKL Luzern, 1/2012; Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich, 5&6/2012
Executive Producer: Christian Badzura
Producer: Christopher Alder
Recording Engineer (Tonmeister): Klaus Hiemann
Assistant Engineer: Oliver Rogalla von Heyden Project
Mastered by Emil Berliner Studios
Coordinator: Burkhard Bartsch
Piano Technician: Angelo Fabbrini

Booklet Editor: Jens Schünemeyer
Cover & Artist Photo: (C) Cosimo Filippini
Beethoven Portrait: Etching by Johann Joseph Neidl after drawing by Gandolph Stainhauser von Treuberg, around 1801 (C) akg-images
Art Direction: Merle Kersten

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