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Beethoven: Center of Gravity: Disc 3 (2005)

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 3

Disc 3 begins with the last of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, the transcendent Opus 111 Sonata in c minor. This work takes both the piano sonata genre and the instrument itself to new heights. Similarly, the Piano Quintet in f minor of Johannes Brahms—one of Beethoven’s most prominent musical heirs—pushed the boundaries of the piano quintet genre. Though employing just a five instruments, the thematic material and emotive breadth of this work are truly symphonic in scale.

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Selections

Piano Sonata no. 32 in c minor, op. 111 | Ludwig van Beethoven (26:28)

  • Claude Frank, Piano

Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 | Johannes Brahms (38:09)

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello
  • Cynthia Phelps, Viola
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Artists

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Claude Frank, Piano
  • Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello
  • Cynthia Phelps, Viola
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Music@Menlo LIVE?s Beethoven: Center of Gravity series commemorates the festival?s third season, a tribute to the profound influence of Ludwig van Beethoven on the history of Western music.

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 3 Total Time: 63:48
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2005