KASP 57611 Works by Beethoven
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"It is easy to assert, as many have, that Beethoven's last works partake of a spirituality which differentiates them from his earlier masterpieces. What is not so easy to factor out are the musical techniques which create this difference in the artistic equation."
So begin the provocative program notes written for this CD by the noted pianist and scholar, Jerome Lowenthal.
quirky fast movements bizarrely juxtaposed against both moderate and very
deep, soulful movements the Bagatelles, Op. 126 are Beethoven's last major
work for piano.
Music Guide said of this disk "Donald Isler brings forward the traditions
of great piano playing.....a 'thinking' pianist.....lovely singing tone.....a
most satisfying recital."
Ludwig van Beethoven