Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 11-13, 15 ,22 & 27 (2012)

Beethoven

Mari Kodama

Sonata in B flat, Op. 22
“This sonata has had a wash ...” With these words, Beethoven gives a very clear description of his Sonata in B flat dating from 1799-1800 in a letter to his publisher. But how are these words justified? By means of which innovations or developments? At first glance, Op. 22 is nothing more than a well-organized and structurally flawless sonata. But precisely therein could lie the key to Beethoven’s words. After the rather more experimental work in his Op. 10 and Op. 13, here the composer again finds his way back to the original model of the genre. However, this should not be considered a step backwards, precisely because formal and sonic experiments in the form and sound fail to materialize. A close proximity to Mozart in general – and to his Sonata K. 333 in particular – has been established, espe- cially in the development of the themes. The absence of a coda in the otherwise brilliantly formulated first movement is also typical of Mozart. The Adagio “con molta espressione” calls for expressive playing; however, the character of the movement is determined by a painfully opulent sound. The Minuetto is thematically linked to the Adagio, after which the trio, with its insistent semiquavers, offers a shrewd contrast. In the final rondo, harmonic surprises and graceful thematic associations await the listener.

  

Read more

Mari Kodama

Mari Kodama was born in Osaka, Japan and began playing the piano at the age of three with her mother. Her family moved to Europe when she was six. Eight years later she entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris aged 14, where she studied piano with Germaine Mounier and chamber music with Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux. Three years later, she obtained the premier prix and completed her studies with honours (cycle de perfectionnement) at the age of 19. While still a student, she won prizes at several international competitions (including Jeunesse Musicale de Suisse, Viotti - Valsesia, Citta di Senigallia, and F. Busoni in Bolzano).

After completing her studies, she was immediately invited by the London Philharmonic Orchestra to play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3, followed by a recital at the outhbank Centre. Gramophone reviewed her later recording of this work under conductor Kent Nagano as follows: "Mari Kodama's tone is beautifully shaded and she makes a lovely, liquid sound... piano playing of a distinctive sensitivity...It all adds up to a genuinely fresh, and refreshing view..." Since then, she has given concerts in Europe, USA, Singapore and Japan, where she made her orchestral debut in Tokyo under Raymond Leppard in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Major orchestras with which Mari Kodama has performed include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Norddeutsche Rundfunk, Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, American Symphony Orchestra.

Read more

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 11-13, 15 ,22 & 27 (2012)

Beethoven

Mari Kodama

Cables: van den Hul
Digital Converters: Meitner DSD AD/DA
Producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen
Recording location: Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

Quality & Channel Selection
Select Quality and Channels to calculate the price below More info

Quality

  • DXD
  • 64fs
  • 128fs
  • 256fs

Channels

This album is available as ST+MCH download (Stereo + Multichannel)
For albums, lower DSD bit rates (128 and/or 64) are available at no surcharge. This does not apply for DXD selection.
Album Download duration price
PTC5186390: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 11-13, 15 ,22 & 27
01:48:15   Select quality & channels above
Tracks.
1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Allegro con brio
Beethoven
00:07:27   Select quality & channels above
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Adagio
Beethoven
00:06:59   Select quality & channels above
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Menuetto
Beethoven
00:03:17   Select quality & channels above
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.11, Rondo
Beethoven
00:06:30   Select quality & channels above
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Andante con variazioni
Beethoven
00:07:58   Select quality & channels above
6.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Scherzo
Beethoven
00:02:42   Select quality & channels above
7.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Marcia
Beethoven
00:06:09   Select quality & channels above
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.12, Allegro
Beethoven
00:03:41   Select quality & channels above
9.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Andante-Allegro
Beethoven
00:05:01   Select quality & channels above
10.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Allegro molto e vivace
Beethoven
00:01:55   Select quality & channels above
11.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Adagio con espressione
Beethoven
00:02:58   Select quality & channels above
12.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13, Allegro vivace
Beethoven
00:05:43   Select quality & channels above
13.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.22, Tempo d'un menuetto
Beethoven
00:05:41   Select quality & channels above
14.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.22, Allegretto
Beethoven
00:05:44   Select quality & channels above
15.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.27, Mit Lebhaftigkeit
Beethoven
00:05:35   Select quality & channels above
16.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.27, Nicht so geschwind
Beethoven
00:07:40   Select quality & channels above
17.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Allegro
Beethoven
00:10:11   Select quality & channels above
18.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Andante
Beethoven
00:06:10   Select quality & channels above
19.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Scherzo
Beethoven
00:02:22   Select quality & channels above
20.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.15, Rondo
Beethoven
00:04:32   Select quality & channels above

Connected Albums



User Reviews

Other albums from this label