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Katie Mahan – Appassionata (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Katie Mahan – Appassionata (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:09:14 minutes | 2,64 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Steinway and Sons

Pianist Katie Mahan is ideally suited to the Steinway & Sons label roster, for her percussive, highly expressive style perfectly fits the instruments the label’s releases are designed to showcase. It is curious that the program of Appassionata is reverse chronological, forcing Mahan in her annotations to go through some contorted prose, but set that aside, and the effect is novel. The giant variation set in the Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, conventionally comes at the end of Beethoven sonata programs, but here, with a lyrical, rather mystical performance from Mahan, it is introductory to the Piano Sonata No. 23 in F sharp minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”). The curtain raiser is the set of six Bagatelles, Op. 126, Beethoven’s final works for piano, which are given a detailed, deliberate performance that outshines the overly speedy takes that seem to have become the norm. The “Appassionata” is the best of all: Mahan gives it a sweeping yet inward performance that will make listeners remember why they began to love Beethoven in the first place. A superb exemplification of Steinway’s ideals of old-school pianism.

Tracklist

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126:

1 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 1, Andante con moto, cantabile e compiacevole
2 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 2, Allegro
3 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 3, Andante, cantabile e grazioso
4 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 4, Presto
5 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 5, Quasi allegretto
6 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126: No. 6, Presto0

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109:

7 Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato – Adagio espressivo
8 Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo
9 Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”:

10 Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”: I. Allegro assai
11 Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”: II. Andante con moto
12 Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”: III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

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