Piano Sonata Archive
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 1 – Norman Krieger, piano/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Philip Ryan Mann – Decca
Norman Krieger brings some old-world Brahms playing to his grand readings of the Second Concerto and the First Sonata. BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83; Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 – Norman Krieger, piano/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Philip Ryan Mann – Decca DD41142/481 4871, 80:10 (2/3/17) [Distr. […]
Reed Tetzloff: Sounds of Transcendence = Piano Works by GRIFFES; SCRIABIN; FRANCK – Reed Tetzloff, piano – Romeo Records
Pianist Reed Tetzloff approaches three late Romantic composers by way of their transcendent visions. Reed Tetzloff: Sounds of Transcendence = GRIFFES: Piano Sonata; The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan; SCRIABIN: Valse in A-flat Major, Op. 38; Fragilite, Op. 51, No. 1; Enigme, Op. 52, No. 2; Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 “White Mass”; Vers […]
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3; Berceuse; Four Scherzos – Barbara Nissman, piano – 3 Oranges Recordings
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58; Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57; Four Scherzos – Barbara Nissman, piano – 3 Oranges Recordings 3-OR 24, 76:37 [www.threeorangesrecordings.com] ****: Nissman’s latest recorded survey of Chopin contains power, poetry, and majesty. American piano virtuoso Barbara Nissman (b. 1944) extends the legacy of her own […]
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Krystian Zimerman, piano – DGG
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Krystian Zimerman, piano – DGG 479 758, 82:08 (9/8/17) [Distr. by Universal] ****: Approaching his own sixtieth year, Krystian Zimerman addresses the last two sonatas of the dying Franz Schubert. Polish keyboard virtuoso Krystian Zimerman (b. 1956) recorded the […]
George Li Live = HAYDN: Piano Sonata in B Minor; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2; RACHMANINOV: Variations on a Theme of Corelli; LISZT: Consolation No. 3, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 – George Li – Warner Classics
George Li Live at the Mariinsky = HAYDN: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob.XVI:32; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 in b-flat minor, Op. 35; RACHMANINOV: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42; LISZT: Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-sharp minor – George Li – Warner Classics 0190295812942 68:56 […]
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonatas 2, 6 & 8 – Alexander Melnikov – HM
Alexander Melnikov delivers his first installment of the tempestuous and alternately lyrical Prokofiev sonata-cycle. PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 2 in d, Op. 14; Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82; Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84 – Alexander Melnikov, piano – Harmonia mundi HMC 902202, 70:05 (11/18/16) [Distr. by PIAS] […]
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 19; Piano Sonata No. 16 – Louis Schwizgebel, p. – Aparte
The youthful Louis Schwizgebel imparts poetry and virile motion to these two Schubert sonatas. SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 19 in c, D. 958; Piano Sonata No. 16 in a, D. 845 – Louis Schwizgebel, p. – Aparte AP133, 70:00 (10/7/16) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel (b. 1987) sports a Romantic temperament, […]
BRAHMS: Piano Trios – Vienna Piano Trio – MD&G; BRAHMS: Rhapsodies; Piano Sonata 3; Ballade – Mortensen, p. – LAWO
BRAHMS: Piano Trios No. 1 – Trio Op. 8 (Version of 1889); Trio Op. 87 ‒ Vienna Piano Trio ‒ MD&G multichannel SACD MDG 942 1962-6 (& 2+2+2); 63:31 (7/8/16) ***1/2: “In Finstrer Mitternach” = BRAHMS: Two Rhapsodies, Op. 74; Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5; Ballade, Op. 10, No. 1 ‒ Nils Anders Mortensen, […]
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 27 in e minor; Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major; Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, “Hammerklavier” – Steven Osborne, p. – Hyperion
Steven Osborne brings passion and intimacy to the trinity of Beethoven sonatas, 1814-1819. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90; Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101; Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” – Steven Osborne, p. – Hyperion CDA68073, 74:25 (9/3016) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] […]
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3; Mazurka Nos. 36, 37 & 38; Nocturne No. 4; Scherzo No. 3; Polonaise No. 6 “Heroic” – Martha Argerich, p. – Parlophone/ Warner Classics
A magnificent format for an amazing piano performer. CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3; Mazurka Nos. 36, 37 & 38; Nocturne No. 4; Scherzo No. 3; Polonaise No. 6 “Heroic” – Martha Argerich, piano – Parlophone/ Warner Classics 0825646372867 stereo vinyl (6/3/16) *****: This is the first release on LP, the format for which the recording […]
Grigory Sokolov, piano – SCHUBERT/ BEETHOVEN – DGG (2 discs) DGG
DGG combines two live Sokolov recitals to produce a towering program, intellectual and exciting at once. Sokolov – SCHUBERT/ BEETHOVEN – SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D. 899; Drei Klavierstuecke, D. 946; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”; RAMEAU: Les Tendres Plaintes; Les Tourbillons; Les Cyclopes; La Follette; Les Sauvages; BRAHMS: Intermezzo […]
SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major; Poeme in F-sharp Major; Vers la flamme: poeme; JANACEK: On the Overgrown Path, Book I; Piano Sonata 1 “From the Street” – Stephen Hough, p. – Hyperion
Stephen Hough explores the keyboard world of two exotics, Scriabin and Janacek.
ORNSTEIN: Piano Quintet; String Quartet No. 2—Marc-Andre Hamelin, p./Pacifica Q.—Hyperion
Wildly dramatic and lyrical chamber music from an American original.
Emil Gilels in Prague = MOZART: Piano Sonata in F Major; BRAHMS: 4 Ballades; 7 Fantasien – Praga Digitals
Emil Gilels comes to Prague, shedding his Russian sensibilities to proffer fine renditions of Mozart and Brahms.
Benno Moiseiwitsch = in piano music of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, MUSSORGSKY, RACHMANINOV & CHOPIN + radio interviews – Testament (3 CDs)
The “George Sanders of the keyboard,” Benno Moiseiwitsch, reveals his colossal gifts in previously unpublished performances and interviews.
Poldi Mildner, piano = SCHUBERT: Fantasie in C, “Wanderer”; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Funeral March”; LISZT: Sonata in B Minor; DEBUSSY: Estampes – Poldi Mildner, p. – MeloClassic
MeloClassic scores another triumph of historical keyboard restoration with an artist we must reckon among the formerly unsung titans of her art.
RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No. 1 in d minor; Var. on a Theme of Corelli – Jin Hwa Lee, p. – Blue Griffin
For one hour, the potent bravura keyboard style of Rachmaninov has a natural acolyte in Jin Hwa Lee.
Jascha Spivakovsky, piano – BACH to BLOCH, Vol. I = Works of BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY, KABALEVSKY – Pristine Audio
Let your “discovery” disc for 2015 be this selected group of Australian recordings from Jascha Spivakovsky.
Monique Haas, Vol. 2 = SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana, Op. 16; MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor; DEBUSSY: Pour le Piano; BACH: Partita No. 2 – Monique Haas, piano – MeloClassic
A second MeloClassic recital from the inimitable Monique Haas confirms her authority in repertory old and new.
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana – Jean-Baptiste Mueller, p. – Klavier
The young Swiss pianist Jean-Baptiste Mueller finds kindred spirits in Chopin and Schumann, both of whom he performs stylistically.
BERG BY ARRANGEMENT – Music for Strings: Lyric Suite, Piano Sonata, Kanon, Early Pieces—NFM Leopoldinum Ch. Orch./ Ernst Kovacic—Toccata Classics
String orchestra arrangements of Berg’s Music emphasize the romanticism of the Second Viennese School.
MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major; Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major; Piano No. 18 in D Major – Menahem Pressler, p. – La Dolce Volta
Keyboard veteran Menahem Pressler turns to a complete Mozart cycle as a labor of love.