Album · 2008 · 9 Songs. Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro Scherzando. 4. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro Con Brio. 5. 37: II. Largo.
John O’Conor, whose playing has the kind of flawless touch that makes an audience gasp (Washington Post), will perform the final three piano sonatas by Beethoven, considered the pinnacle of his works. This concert is part of The Royal Conservatory’s two-season Beethoven 250 Festival.
This is the only disc I have heard in John O'Conor's complete series of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas for Telarc. Get the complete set of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas on 9 cd's from Telarc and John O'Conor! In my opinion John O'Conor plays the Beethoven Sonatas the best. Murray Perahia plays the Mozart piano concertos the best Jorges Bolet plays the Liszt's "Trancendental Etudes" the best. Please remember this is just my opinion.
1, 3 & 4 (piano: John O’Conor; LSO/Delfs). by Andrew Fraser on January 20, 2011. The great German pianist Wilhelm Kempff was one of the Irish pianist John O’Conor’s teachers. Since 1997, O’Conor has presented Kempff’s ‘Beethoven Interpretation Course’ at the legendary pianist’s villa in Italy. Central to Kempff’s reputation are the five Beethoven piano concertos and so any new recordings by one of his pupils will inevitably face comparison. Sadly this comparison is not flattering.
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").
Vivace Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. 2. Var. 1. Alla Marcia, maestoso Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. 3. Poco allegro Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. L'istesso tempo Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. Un poco più vivace Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. 6. Allegro vivace Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. 7. Allegro ma non troppo e serioso Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor. 8. Un poco più allegro Ludwig van Beethoven; John O'Conor.
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Mozart is a garden, Schubert is a forest in light and shade, but Beethoven is a mountain range, said the great Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel. And the terrain doesn’t come any more mountainous than Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, with the massive Hammerklavier and the final three sonatas glistening peaks of achievement that few others have equalled, and none have surpassed.
|A1||32 Variations in C Minor, G. 191|
|A2||6 Ecossaises in E Flat Wo. 083|
|Rondos Op 51|
|A3||Rondo Op 51 No. 2|
|B1||Rondo Op 51 No. 1|
|B2||Bagatelles 19-24 Op. 126|
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