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KASP 57611— Works by Beethoven

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"It is easy to assert, as many have, that Beethoven's last works partake of a spirituality which differentiates them from his earlier masterpieces. What is not so easy to factor out are the musical techniques which create this difference in the artistic equation."

So begin the provocative program notes written for this CD by the noted pianist and scholar, Jerome Lowenthal.

Featuring quirky fast movements bizarrely juxtaposed against both moderate and very deep, soulful movements the Bagatelles, Op. 126 are Beethoven's last major work for piano.
The rest of this disk is devoted to Beethoven's last two piano works in the sonata form. Unique creative highpoints both, it is hard to imagine the piano repertoire without them.

The Classical Music Guide said of this disk "Donald Isler brings forward the traditions of great piano playing.....a 'thinking' pianist.....lovely singing tone.....a most satisfying recital."

KASP 57611:

Ludwig van Beethoven
Bagatelles, Op. 126
Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major, Op. 110
Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

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