Artist(s):
Genre(s):
Instrumental
Period(s):
20th Century; Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C841111B
Barcode:
4011790841120
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Brahms: 2 Klavierstucke, Op. 118; Barber: Sonate, Op. 26; Chopin: Sonate, Op. 58; Beethoven: Sonate, Op. 57

No less brilliant was a solo recital in 1964, when the American pianist Van Cliburn, who had been a sensational winner at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition six years earlier, appeared for the first and last time at the Salzburg Festival, dazzling his audience with a performance that was technically staggering and interpretatively idiosyncratic. He began with two pieces from the op. 118 Clavierstücke, to which he brought a very real sense of cantabilità. There followed a hard-driven account of Beethoven’s “Appassionata”, after which Samuel Barber’s little-known Sonata op. 26 demonstrated Van Cliburn’s competence in contemporary music – 2011 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Barber’s death. The recital ended with Chopin’s B minor Sonata op. 58, allowing the pianist to demonstrate his tasteful command of the Romantic repertory.


Brahms, Johannes

6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118
1.     No. 1. Intermezzo in A Minor
01:57
2.     No. 3. Ballade in G Minor
04:09

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"
3.     I. Allegro assai
09:25
4.     II. Andante con moto
06:11
5.     III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
08:07

Barber, Samuel

Piano Sonata, Op. 26
6.     I. Allegro energico
07:22
7.     II. Allegro vivace
02:08
8.     III. Adagio
04:40
9.     IV. Fugue
05:00

Chopin, Fryderyk

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
10.     I. Allegro maestoso
13:25
11.     II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
02:29
12.     III. Largo
07:34
13.     IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto
05:45

Total Playing Time: 01:18:12