Beethoven: Piano Pieces & Fragments Sergio Gallo

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Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Sergio Gallo

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):
  • 113 Variations on "Es war einmal ein alter Mann", WoO 6613:10
  • 2Pastorale in C Major, Bia. 622 (Ed. F. Rovelli)00:23
  • 12 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden):
  • 312 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 3 in C Major, Alla marcia00:25
  • 412 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 4 in A Major, Allegro giocoso00:41
  • 512 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 6 in A Major, Allegro00:31
  • 612 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 7 in A Major, Presto00:40
  • 712 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 8 in G Major, Allegretto00:43
  • 812 Piano Miniatures (Excerpts Ed. J. Van der Zanden): No. 9 in D Major, Menuetto01:26
  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
  • 9Allegretto in C Minor, WoO 53, Hess 6603:09
  • 103 Imitative Movements, Bia. 6900:58
  • 11Allegro in C Major, Bia. 279 (Ed. A. Schmitz)00:10
  • 12Kaplied, Hess 63 (After C.F.D. Schubart)00:36
  • 13Canon in A-Flat Major, WoO 22200:25
  • 14Canon in G Major, Hess 274 (After Mattheson)01:06
  • 15Adagio in G Major, Hess 70 (Fragment Ed. L. Lockwood & A. Gosman)00:40
  • 16Draft for Piano in A Major, Hess 60 (Ed. A. Schmitz)00:31
  • 17Theme & Variation in A Major, Hess 7202:42
  • 18O Hoffnung, WoO 20000:22
  • 19Presto in G Major, Bia. 277 (Ed. A. Schmitz)00:34
  • 204 Bagatelles, WoO 213 (Excerpts): No. 2 in G Major, Finale, Bia. 282 [Ed. A. Schmitz]00:29
  • 21Piano Etude in B-Flat Major, Hess 5800:41
  • 22Piano Etude in C Major, Hess 5900:25
  • 23String Quintet in C Major, WoO 62 "Letzter musikalischer Gedanke" (Completed A. Diabelli for Piano)02:47
  • 249 Variations on a March by Dressler, WoO 6313:18
  • 25Piano Sonata in F Major, WoO 5001:33
  • 266 Variations on a Swiss Song, WoO 64 (Version for Piano)02:55
  • 27Andante in C Major, WoO 21100:58
  • 28Molto adagio in G Major, Hess 71 (Fragment Ed. L. Lockwood & A. Gosman)01:08
  • 2 Cadenzas in D Minor, WoO 58 (After Mozart's K. 466):
  • 292 Cadenzas in D Minor, WoO 58 (After Mozart's K. 466): No. 1, Allegro02:33
  • 302 Cadenzas in D Minor, WoO 58 (After Mozart's K. 466): No. 2, Rondo. Allegro assai01:25
  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
  • 31Rondo for Piano, Hess 84 (After Beethoven's Op. 61a)00:31
  • 32Cadenza for Piano, Hess 85 (After Beethoven's Op. 61a)00:27
  • 4 Bagatelles, WoO 213 (Excerpts Ed. B. Cooper):
  • 334 Bagatelles, WoO 213 (Excerpts Ed. B. Cooper): No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Andante, Bia. 28301:02
  • 344 Bagatelles, WoO 213 (Excerpts Ed. B. Cooper): No. 4 in A Major, Rondo, Bia. 27500:49
  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
  • 35Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (1822 Version)03:28
  • 36Piano Sonata in D Major, Bia. 213 "Quasi una fantasia" (Fragment Transcr. J. Kerman)21:45
  • Total Runtime01:25:26

Info for Beethoven: Piano Pieces & Fragments

Including premiere recordings, this program provides us with a privileged opportunity to engage with 36 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s rarely heard sketches, variations and briefest of compositions, even the earliest of which have much to teach us about the emergence of his unique voice and style. The range of Beethoven’s musical experimentation reveals a lasting interest in counterpoint, as well as practical pages such as cadenzas for a Mozart concerto, an incomplete sonata and a second version of the famous bagatelle Für Elise. A significant supplement to his greatest works, these miniatures bring the full arc of Beethoven’s singular genius into ever clearer focus.

Sergio Gallo, piano

Sergio Gallo
A Steinway artist, Sergio Gallo specializes in the repertoire of the Romantic period, especially Liszt and his contemporaries, including Schumann, Henselt, Brahms, and Chopin. He has also championed the work of composers in Brazil, the nation of his birth. Gallo has recorded several acclaimed CD's for Eroica, with forthcoming projects committed to the Naxos and Naxos Grand Piano labels. His recordings have received high praise from Gramophone Magazine (of his most recent Villa-Lobos recording: "splendid playing of a lively programme… [a] nuanced performance… played with exceptional artistry") and American Record Guide ("it is hard to imagine a pianist leaving me with a more intense feeling of nobility"). In 2011, Gallo won the Global Music Awards "Award of Excellence" for his album, Mostly Villa-Lobos: 20th Century Piano Music from the Americas.

Gallo has performed with orchestras throughout the Americas and worldwide. In the last decade, he has performed in Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Serbia, Portugal, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, and China, as well as in recitals given across the United States. Since his Brazilian national radio debut in 1986 (Radio Cultura, São Paulo) and his European radio debut in 1988 (Radio France, Paris), Gallo's work has been regularly played on classical music radio outlets around the world. His performances of Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy L.123, Schumann's Concerto in A minor, Op.54, and Tchaikovsky's Concerto No.1 in D-flat Minor, Op.23 were highlighted in 2011 Atlanta symphonic performances.

Sergio Gallo is the winner of concerto competitions of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and of the University Symphony in Santa Barbara. He has received a grant from the Henry Cowell Incentive Funds at the American Music Center in New York, New York, to record works by the composer, and this recording has been featured in the program Piano Matters with David Dubal. Gallo twice toured North Dakota with a Challenge America Fast-Track Grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gallo earned the Diplôme d'Excellence at the Conservatoire Européen de Musique de Paris (1987), a Post-Graduate Certificate at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (1992), an M.M. and Artist Diploma at the University of Cincinnati (1994 and 1995 respectively), and the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1998). Among his further training and involvement in professional workshops, Gallo participated in the Daniel Berenboim Workshop for Pianists and Conductors at Carnegie Hall (2000), the Orchestra Stabile Summer Festival (Bergamo, Italy, 1991), the Sergei Rachmaninoff International Courses in Piano Performance (Tambov, Russia, 1988), and the Seminaire Jean Fassina (Paris, 1986). He lives in the United States where he is Associate Professor of Piano Performance at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and is appointed to the affiliated artist staff of the Rocky Ridge Music Academy in Estes Park, Colorado.

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