Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 28-29 (2013)

Beethoven

Mari Kodama

Beethoven’s late piano sonatas burst open known boundaries. Challenge the listener. Demand the pianist to give his all. And open up new horizons to both of them. For there is a very special aura clinging to these works; an aura that one attempts to capture with terms such as esotericism, mysticism, spirituality, or radicalism. For otherwise, words fail us. This recording presents a combination of his Op. 101 and Op. 106, perhaps the boldest giants in Beethoven’s late works for the piano. And at the same time, it is the final release in Mari Kodama’s integral Beethoven cycle, which is now available.

Thus, on this recording Mari Kodama performs his late works, part 2 (part 1, con- taining Op. 109, Op. 110 and Op. 111, has already been released on the Pentatone label, PTC 5186 389). In both these sona- tas, Beethoven makes a powerful entrance into a new “sonata domain” and a novel world of expression, which ruthlessly and uncompromisingly dispenses with exist- ing conventions and rules. He expands the well-established sonata form; one could even state that he basically “disintegrates” it. Siegfried Mauser refers to this as the “radicalism of musical translation,” which untilthisverydaycontinuestopresentone  open known boundaries. Challenge the listener. Demand the pianist to give his all. And open up new horizons to both of them. For there is a very special aura clinging to these works; an aura that one attempts to capture with terms such as esotericism, mysticism, spirituality, or radicalism. For otherwise, words fail us. This recording presents a combination of his Op. 101 and Op. 106, perhaps the boldest giants in Beethoven’s late works for the piano. And at the same time, it is the final release in Mari Kodama’s integral Beethoven cycle, which is now available.

 

 
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. 28-29 (2013)

Beethoven

Mari Kodama

Cables: van den Hul
Digital Converters: Meithner 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
PTC5186391: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 28-29
01:00:09   Select quality & channels above
Tracks.
1.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Allegro
Beethoven
00:11:11   Select quality & channels above
2.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Scherzo
Beethoven
00:02:41   Select quality & channels above
3.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Adagio sostenuto
Beethoven
00:15:53   Select quality & channels above
4.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Largo-Allegro risoluto
Beethoven
00:11:36   Select quality & channels above
5.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Etwas lebhaft
Beethoven
00:03:41   Select quality & channels above
6.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Lebhaft
Beethoven
00:05:45   Select quality & channels above
7.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
Beethoven
00:02:26   Select quality & channels above
8.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28, Geschwinde
Beethoven
00:06:56   Select quality & channels above

Connected Albums



User Reviews

Other albums from this label