Perspectives 4
Title:

Perspectives 4

Artists:

Andreas Haefliger, piano

Release Date:

7th September 2009

Cat No:

AV2173

Price:

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Summary:

Andreas Haefliger’s concept of replicating his recital programmes on record has been a critical and commercial success. The fourth instalment in the Perspectives series juxtaposes Beethoven with works that are inspired and influenced by that composer’s great corpus of piano sonatas. The idiosyncratic Op. 78 and the celebrated Waldstein Sonata, a boundary-breaking work when it was composed in 1804, rub shoulders with Brahms’ early and impulsive Sonata No. 2. The programme provocatively opens with Janáček’s Sonata, “From the Street”, which, in Haefliger’s words “takes you into worlds of tragedy, metaphysical thought, a world of death, of serenity”.

Tracklist:

Leoš JANÁCEK (1854–1928)
Piano Sonata 1.X.05 From the Street (1905) (14:18)
[1] I Presentiment (Con moto) (5:44)
[2] II Death (Adagio) (8:32)

Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op.53, “Waldstein” (1804) (25:10)
[3] I Allegro con brio (11:24)
[4] II Introduzione: Adagio molto – attacca (4:04)
[5] III Rondo: Allegretto moderato (9:39)
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 (1809) (10:23)
[6] I Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo (7:34)
[7] II Allegro vivace (2:49)

Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2 (1854)
[8] I Allegro non troppo, ma energico (6:13)
[9] II Andante con espressione (5:27)
[10] III Scherzo: Allegro — Poco più moderato (4:09)
[11] IV Intoduzione Sostenuto – Allegro non troppo e rubato – Molto sostenuto (12:12)

Recorded by TRITONUS Musikproduktion GmbH, Stuttgart
Recorded 10 – 12 December 2008 at Reistadel – Neumarkt/Oberpfalz, Germany
Recording Producer and Balance Engineer: Markus Heiland
Editing: Markus Heiland

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