Philippe Entremont plays Beethoven Philippe Entremont
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- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2:
- 1Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2: I. Allegro ma non troppo04:57
- 2Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2: II. Tempo di Menuetto03:21
- Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight":
- 3Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto05:41
- 4Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": II. Allegretto02:38
- 5Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato08:01
- Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109:
- 6Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo04:07
- 7Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo02:24
- 8Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo and variations12:05
- Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata":
- 9Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai10:15
- 10Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto06:39
- 11Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto05:45
Info for Philippe Entremont plays Beethoven
In a world sometimes tired of contemplating its own treasures, a plethora of discography with immediate and commonplace access can make the release of a new recording dedicated to some of Beethoven's 32 sonatas surprising. More particularly, the choice made by an artist such as Philippe Entremont, after 70 years of a phenomenal career, to focus on one of the Viennese Master's most recorded parts, reflects the complexity and intensity governing the relationship between the performer and the work, the relationship between his instrument and the orchestral aspects of the writing. This year, the exceptional artist celebrates two anniversaries. 70 years on the international stage and his 85th birthday. The few sonatas on this album, milestones in Beethoven's oeuvre, are just a short list for the audience. For the very choice of the works testifies to a passionate commitment, a gourmet and jubilant approach to do justice, with style and elegance, to a long journey initiated in 1957, during a recording made at Pathé.
Philippe Entremont, piano
Born in Reims on June 7, 1934, Entremont studied at first with his musician parents (his mother was a pianist, his father a conductor), and then with Marguerite Long. As a teenager at the Paris Conservatoire, Entremont won many prizes, and, at sixteen, became a Laureate at the International Long/Thibaud Competition. The following year he began his major career, starting with a top prize in the Brussels Queen Elisabeth Competition, and subsequent tours through Europe, the United States and South America. He made his conducting debut on disc in 1968 directing the Collegium Musicum of Paris from the piano in Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 13 and 17, increasing his podium profile in later life as music director of the New Orleans Symphony (1980–86), principal conductor (1986–88) and music director (1988–89) of the Denver Symphony. He currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor for the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and is Conductor Laureate of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.