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John Ogdon - •Beethoven•Piano Sonatas mp3 album

John Ogdon - •Beethoven•Piano Sonatas mp3 album Performer: John Ogdon
Title: •Beethoven•Piano Sonatas
Style: Romantic
Date of release: 1987
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1866 mb
Size FLAC: 1467 mb
Rating: 4.4

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").

Although three of the variations were recorded in 1968 by the magisterial Emil Gilels, the other ten were recorded in November 1969 by John Ogdon, the brilliant English virtuoso who championed Busoni's Promethean Piano Concerto and the Lucifer Suite of Nielsen. Ogdon's performances of Beethoven's Variations are just as incandescent, just as virtuosic, just as compelling as his performances of Busoni and Nielsen and, let's admit it, the music is a lot better.

This is no air brushed version of a piano - it's the real thing. And Ogdon does not merely play it - in his prime he could play the pants off any pianist around today - he inhabits the instrument and makes it groan, growl, laugh and sing like the organic thing it is. John Ogdon did not have it easy in the last decade of his life and this for sure makes HIS views on these masterworks from a similarly troubled genius - often given watered down or faux romantic interpretations - something to digest as well as enjoy. Speaking of enjoyment, I had the great pleasure to hear and see the maestro.

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John Ogdon's life and career might be summed up as prodigious.

By John Ogdon, Jascha Horenstein. Piano Sonata No. 19 in C Minor, D. 958: I. Allegro - Franz Schubert, 9:340:30. 6. 958: II. Adagio - Franz Schubert, 8:590:30. 7. 958: III. Menuetto: Allegro - Franz Schubert, 3:000:30. 8. 958: IV. Allegro - Franz Schubert, 7:520:30. Ogdon: Original Piano Music.

Beethoven loved the piano, with its heavier English action which suited his music and playing style, and he was touched to see that Ferdinand Ries had signed his name on the board behind the keys. This most famous of Broadwood pianos – by the time of Beethoven’s death in poor state due to his pounding on the keys and numerous repairs – was sold at the auction of his effects to an antique dealer for 100 florins. The final set of Piano Sonatas, op. 09, 110, 111, (no names, just opus numbers) stand alone too. Not so monumental as the Hammerklavier, but more intimate and more deeply personal. Intimacy pervades o. 09, there is warmth and optimism in o. 10, and if you want more proof that Beethoven was a composer ahead of his time, listen to the second and final movement of o. 11.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata': I. Allegro assai. Your browser does not support the audio element. 57 'Appassionata': II. Andante con Moto. 57 'Appassionata': III. Allegro Ma non Troppo. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 'Moonlight': I. Adagio Sostenuto


Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 'Moonlight'
A1.1 1st Movt:Adagio Sostenuto
A1.2 2nd Movt:Allegretto
A1.3 3rd Movt:Presto
Sonata No.8 In C Minor,Op.13 'Pathetique'
A2.1 1st Movt:Grave-Allegro Di Molto E Con Brio-Grave-Allegro Molto E Con Brio-Grave-Allegro Molto E Con Brio
A2.2 2nd Movt:Adagio Cantabile
B1.1 3rd Movt:Rondo-Allegro
Sonata No.23 In F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata'B
B2.1 1st Movt:Allegro Assai-Adagio-Piu Allegro
B2.2 2nd Movt:Andante Con Moto
B2.3 3rd Movt:Allegro Ma Non Troppo

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Pickwick Group Plc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Innovative Music Productions


  • Composed By – Beethoven*
  • Piano – John Ogdon


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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 010946 682814

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PCD 828 Beethoven* - John Ogdon Beethoven* - John Ogdon - Piano Sonatas: Moonlight / Pathetique / Appassionata ‎(CD) IMP PCD 828 UK Unknown