Beethoven: Late Piano Sonatas, Opp. 101,109 & 111 Nikolai Lugansky
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101:
- 1Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo04:06
- 2Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: II. Lebhaft. Marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia06:23
- 3Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto03:25
- 4Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro07:29
- Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109:
- 5Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato - Adagio espressivo03:56
- 6Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo02:29
- 7Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Thema. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo - Var.I - Var.II - Var.III - Var.IV - Var.V - Var.VI14:05
- Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111:
- 8Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato09:19
- 9Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice cantabile - Var.I - Var.II - Var.III - Var. IV - Var. V – Coda17:57
Info for Beethoven: Late Piano Sonatas, Opp. 101,109 & 111
Édouard Herriot once said, "In Beethoven, everything comes from within. His model is not the rule of the schoolroom." This is particularly true of the late sonatas, which contain elements of both an intimate journal (Romain Rolland saw in Op.101 "a day in the inner life" of Beethoven) and total experimentation (the variations of Op.109) before attaining the mystical serenity of the very last sonata, Op.111. Here is Nikolai Lugansky's powerful vision of this pianistic Everest.
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Concerto highlights in Nikolai Lugansky’s 2013/14 season include his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra (Gianandrea Noseda), and returns to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Jiří Bělohlávek), the Philharmonia Orchestra (Pablo Heras-Casado), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Yuri Temirkanov) and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
In recital and chamber performances, Lugansky makes his debut at the Berlin Konzerthaus, and performs at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in the International Piano Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; his chamber music collaborations include performances with Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky and Alexander Kniazev.
An acclaimed recording artist, Nikolai Lugansky records exclusively for the Naïve-Ambroisie label. His recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Deutsches-Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Kent Nagano is released in autumn 2013. This release follows on from his first two acclaimed solo recordings - of Liszt and Rachmaninov - for the label; the latter being awarded the “Solo Recording of the Year (20th/21st Century Music)” plaudit at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards.