» » Ludwig van Beethoven — Peter Serkin - The Last Six Piano Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven — Peter Serkin - The Last Six Piano Sonatas album

Ludwig van Beethoven — Peter Serkin - The Last Six Piano Sonatas album
  • Performer Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Title The Last Six Piano Sonatas
  • Date of release 2007
  • Country US
  • Style Classical, Romantic
  • Other formats MP1 MP2 MMF VOX AUD VOC WAV
  • Genre Classical
  • Size MP3 1895 mb
  • Size FLAC 1889 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 719

Complete your Ludwig van Beethoven - Peter Serkin collection. Piano Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90. Mit Lebhaftigkeit Und Durchaus Mit Empfidung Und Ausdruck. Nicht Zu Geschwind Und Sehr Singbar Vorgetragen. Rondo Op. 51, No. I In C. 5:24. 30 In E Major, Op. 109. Vivace, Ma Non Troppo.

Piano Sonata No. 90: II. Nicht Zu Geschwind Und Sehr Singbar Vergetragen. The Music of Peter Lieberson, Vol. 1. 2006. Music of Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 1: Suite im Hexachord.

Among its releases were three LPs featuring Peter Serkin performing late Beethoven sonatas on a strong-toned but sweet and subtle Graf fortepiano. Remastered and re-released on two CDs in 2007, Pro Arte's recordings hold up remarkably well. Though the sessions were all done in St. Mary's Chapel in St. Paul Seminary in 1984 and 1985, each of the three sessions used different microphone configurations and different instrument positioning, resulting in three very different sounding recordings ranging from the close and intimate to the big and brash. Ludwig van Beethoven. 3. Rondo for piano in C major, Op. 51/1. 4.

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his 32 piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. Although originally not intended to be a meaningful whole, as a set they compose one of the most important collections of works in the history of music. Hans von Bülow called them "The New Testament" of the piano literature (Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier being "The Old Testament").

Peter Serkin, "play on a Graf fortepiano. Musical Concepts MC 122. Originally recorded for ProArte Digital in 1984-1985 (Opuses 109-111 originally on ProArte CDD 362; Opuses 51, 90, 101 on ProArte LP PAD 111 ; Opus 106 on ProArte LP PAD 181). But, we should ask, is the Graf the best fbrtepiano of the time for the realization of the late sonatas? Was it the instrument Beethoven had in mind or in his inner ear? To answer these questions, it's worth reminding ourselves of the late sonatas' dates of composition: the Sonata in E Minor/Major, Opus 90, was composed in 1814; the Sonata in A Major, Opus 101, in 1816; the Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 106, in 1817-18; the Sonata in E Major, Opus 109, in 1820; and the Sonatas in A-flat.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 30. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": Piano Sonata No.

Listen free to Artur Schnabel – Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4-6 (Original Recordings 1933-1934) (Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Allegro molto e con brio, Piano Sonata No. 7: II. Largo con gran espressione and more). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his first piano sonata at the age of 25 and his last at the age of 52, and together these 32 sonatas have been called "The New Testament" of music. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": I. Grave - Allegro molto e con br II. Adagio cantabile Artur Schnabel Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas Warner Classics 556698 8:29, 5:55. Allegretto III. Presto Agitato Rudolf Serkin Plays Beethoven CBS 37219 6:30, 2:18, 7:01. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "The Storm": I. Largo - Allegro III.

Peter Bradley-Fulgoni (piano). Peter Bradley-Fulgoni. Creative Commons rcial-NoDerivs . recorded in June 2019 at St. Paul's Hall, Huddersfield University: Peter Hill, sound engineer. Beethoven, Ludwig van. Opus/Catalogue NumberOp. Beethoven Piano Sonatas.


Piano Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90
1-1 __ Mit Lebhaftigkeit Und Durchaus Mit Empfidung Und Ausdruck 5:22
1-2 __ Nicht Zu Geschwind Und Sehr Singbar Vorgetragen 6:38
1-3 Rondo Op. 51, No. I In C 5:24
Piano Sonata No. 30 In E Major, Op. 109
1-4 __ Vivace, Ma Non Troppo 3:54
1-5 __ Prestissimo 2:13
1-6 __ Andante Molto Cantabile Ed Espressivo 13:41
Piano Sonata No. 29 In B-flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
1-7 __ Allegro 9:46
1-8 __ Scherzo: Assai Vivace 2:27
1-9 __ Adagio Sostenuto 18:28
1-10 __ Largo - Allegro Risoluto 11:27
Piano Sonata No. 28 In A Major, Op. 101
2-1 __ Etwas Lebhaft Und Mit Der Innigsten Empfindung 4:23
2-2 __ Lebhaft, Marschmässig 6:01
2-3 __ Langsam Und Sehnsuchtvoll 3:10
2-4 __ Geschwinde, Doch Nicht Zu Sehr Und Mit Entschlossenheit 6:55
2-5 Rondo, Op. 51 No. 2 In G 10:33
Piano Sonata No. 31 In A Flat, Op. 110
2-6 __ Moderate Cantabile 6:32
2-7 __ Allegro Molto 1:59
2-8 __ Adagio, Ma Non Troppo 12:01
Piano Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111
2-9 __ Maestoso - Allegro Con Brio 8:51
2-10 __ Arietta: Adagio 19:02

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Sheridan Square Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Musical Concepts
  • Copyright (c) – Musical Concepts
  • Recorded By – Pro Arte
  • Recorded At – St. Mary's Chapel, St, Paul, Minnesota


  • Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Design – Christine Chagnon
  • Engineer – Russ Borud
  • Executive-Producer – Bruce Carlson
  • Fortepiano [Graf Fortepiano] – Peter Serkin
  • Liner Notes – Harris Goldsmith
  • Other [Engineered for Musical Concepts By] – Gene Gaudette
  • Other [Piano Tuner] – Sean Farley
  • Other [Production Assistant] – Sarita Roche
  • Other [Reissue Produced for Musical Concepts By] – Todd Landor*, Greg Barbero*
  • Photography By [Cover Photography] – Regina Touhey
  • Producer [Musical Producer] – Peter Serkin
  • Technician [Piano] – Richard Sorensen


Serkin performed these works on a Conrad Graf fortepiano
The Graf piano used for this recording was graciously provided from The Schubert Club collection.
Released in cooperation with The Schubert Club.
Special Thanks to Holly Windle from The Schubert Club, Minneapolis, MN for providing audio sources and information on the Graf fortepiano.

Originally recorded on ProArte Digital 1984-1985.

Original Recording Information:
Op. 109, 110 and 111 originally released on CD as ProArte CDD 362
Op. 90, Op. 50 and Opus 101 were released on ProArte LP PAD 111
Op. 106 was released on ProArte LP PAD 181
Recorded at St. Mary's Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Two CDs packaged in a standard size plastic clear-tray (doublesided, hinged) 2-disc jewel case, along with an 8-page (stapled) booklet, notes in English.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 851950001223
  • Barcode (Text): 8 5195-00012-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on Inner Hub, Disc 1 Face): N102SK01D8151746B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on Inner Hub, Disc 2 Face): N102SK01D8113259C2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MC 122 Peter Serkin Beethoven: The Last Six Piano Sonatas ‎(CD, Album) Musical Concepts MC 122 US 2007