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Katie Mahan

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6 Bagatelles, Op. 126  
No. 1, Andante con moto, cantabile e compiacevole
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
No. 2, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
No. 3, Andante, cantabile e grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
No. 4, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
No. 5, Quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
No. 6, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109  
I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato - Adagio espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
II. Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"  
I. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Katie Mahan
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:21
“A marvelous recital by American pianist Katie Mahan ...lovingly paced and radiating lyricism, passion, tonal beauty, and seductive phrasing.” - FANFARE Pianist Katie Mahan presents a program which transports the listener into the inner world of Beethoven. Traveling from his final work for piano backwards to the beloved "Appassionata" sonata, we hear the expression of his emotions and passions, and witness his transformation as an artist and a man. In her liner notes, Mahan writes that it is only through the appreciation of the intensely visionary "Appassionata" that we can begin to grasp the mystical quality of Beethoven's late works. The profound depth and spirituality of Beethoven's last three piano sonatas pushes the limits of human understanding, and it is clear that in these works, Beethoven succeeds in triumphing over his tragedy and in so doing finds expression for the transcendental power and sublime inspiration that he knew existed in the depths of his soul. “I have chosen these pieces because for me they epitomize the essence of Beethoven's life journey. They speak not only of the turmoil that existed in his inner world but also to the acceptance into the prophecy of his vision of the future. It is a challenge for any musician to summarize the expressions of such a great composer in a short program of so few works, but it is my hope that the Beethoven spirit can be felt and seen on the musical journey I have prepared for my listeners on this recording.” - Katie Mahan
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