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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

Kotaro Fukuma

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Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest"  
I. Largo - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
III. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78 "À Thérèse"  
I. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
II. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111  
I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kotaro Fukuma
Total Playing Time    60:42
As one of Japan's leading pianists, Kotaro Fukuma is active in various parts of the world, mainly in Europe. This year (2020), the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, Fukuma releases his first All Beethoven album.The pianist presents a unique interpretation of Beethoven that combines strength and dignity, making full use of the sensibilities cultivated by living in Berlin, as well as the technique and expressiveness honed by his unwavering quest. “When I stood in front of Beethoven's tombstone in Vienna at the age of 14, I felt that Beethoven was determined to be a musician. And after more than 20 years, I'm finally releasing the Beethoven album. I hope Beethoven's original and wide-ranging artistry, which I have had a special awe of, will be transmitted to everyone.” - Kotaro Fukuma (from Liner Notes)
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