Beethoven: Late Piano Sonatas, Opp. 109-111 Giovanni Mazzocchin

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Label: OnClassical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Giovanni Mazzocchin

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Late Piano Sonatas, Op. 109, 110, 111
  • 1I. Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo04:19
  • 2II. Prestissimo02:38
  • 3III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo14:52
  • 4I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo06:49
  • 5II. Scherzo. Allegro molto02:14
  • 6III. Adagio ma non troppo12:03
  • 7I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato10:02
  • 8II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile14:00
  • Total Runtime01:06:57

Info for Beethoven: Late Piano Sonatas, Opp. 109-111

"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 reads the 3 late Beethoven's Sonatas in a linear and respectful way, but no less personal and mature. This recording is the first part of the Late Sonatas Project which will also include Opus 101 and Opus 106 (Hammerklavier).

The recording, originally @176.4/24, is in perfect stereo (A-B), made with matched paired Neumann U87, and Prism Sound pres/converters.

Giovanni Mazzocchin, piano

Recorded at Saletta acustica „Eric James“, Pove del Grappa, 2015
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto

Giovanni Mazzocchin
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.

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