Beethoven: Late Sonatas Giovanni Mazzocchin
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101:
- 1I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung04:28
- 2II. Lebhaft. Marschmassig06:44
- 3III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll - IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit12:02
- Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, Hammerklavier:
- 4I. Allegro11:48
- 5II. Scherzo: Assai vivace02:51
- 6III. Adagio sostenuto18:36
- 7IV. Introduzione: Largo - Allegro - Fuga13:03
- Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109:
- 8I. Vivace ma non troppo, Adagio espressivo04:19
- 9II. Prestissimo02:38
- 10III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo14:53
- Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110:
- 11I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo06:50
- 12II. Scherzo. Allegro molto02:15
- 13III. Adagio ma non troppo12:03
- Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111:
- 14I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato10:02
- 15II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile17:11
Info for Beethoven: Late Sonatas
"Pianist Giovanni Mazzocchin reads Beethoven's Sonatas with energy and depth." (Naxos)
„If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.“ We could imagine that, like Newton, even Beethoven could have pronounced this adage. We might imagine, in fact, it being the wish of the Bonn master to go beyond the music of his time (eg the Sonata form) and rediscover the great forms of the past.
The very young Italian talent Giovanni Mazzocchin (22 y.o.) reads the 5 late Beethoven's Sonatas in a linear and respectful way, but no less personal and mature. This recording includes the Opus 101, 106 (Hammerklavier), the most difficult piece written by the Bonn’s master, one of the most arduous of the whole piano literature; and the final triptych (Op.) 109-111.
Giovanni Mazzocchin, piano
is born in Bassano del Grappa in 1994. He studied at the Conservatory 'Arrigo Pedrollo' in Vicenza under the guidance of Marco Tezza.
During the years of conservatory he also attended masterclasses with some notable pianists such as Carlo Grante, Alexander Madzar and Filippo Gamba. He degreed in 2012 with high degrees, honor and special mention.
Giovanni is now student at the University of the Padua in the faculty of Computer Science, and he combines the study with the musical interest.
He is as an OnClassical artist since November 2015. A first collaboration with the label includes the recording of the late sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 101 & 106 (Hammerklavier) and Opus 109, 110, 111 (OnClassical Cat. OC141C), and the Bach's Goldberg Variations.
This album contains no booklet.