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Nicolas Horvath – Montgeroult: Complete Piano Sonatas (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Nicolas Horvath – Montgeroult: Complete Piano Sonatas (2021)
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Hélène de Montgeroult was a student of Clementi in Paris. She survived the French Revolution – during which, as an aristocrat, her life was in grave danger – to become a celebrated pianist, composer and author of a famous piano method. Her compositional language in these nine sonatas is wide and includes Italianate models as well as elements that reflect the influence of Haydn and Mozart, with chromatic and surprising harmonies, contrasts of register, chorale-like nobility and brilliantly athletic finales. Featuring several world première recordings, these sonatas represent a major contribution to the French repertoire of the late Classical and early Romantic periods.

“Collected here for the first time in one recording, the nine sonatas of the distinguished pianist, composer, and teacher Hélène de Montgeroult represent a major contribution to the rich French piano repertoire of the late Classic and early Romantic periods. She was influential in the development of the expressive cantabile style of the 19th century, not only as a performer and composer but also as the author of a celebrated piano method. She was a participant in regularly scheduled musical gatherings in the homes of wealthy music lovers, where she performed music with amateurs and internationally known professional musicians, French and foreign. Through the influential network of the musical and social elite her exceptional skills became widely known. The Revolution destroyed much of this world and Montgeroult herself was in mortal danger during the Terror as an aristocrat. Her life was saved by the founder of the Institut National de Musique (later the Conservatoire de Paris), who convinced the Revolutionary Tribunal that she was indispensable to the school as one of France’s greatest pianists. Many of the sonatas are world premiere recordings, and I hope you find these great visionary and virtuoso works as delightful as I did”. (Nicolas Horvath)

Tracklist:
Disc 1 (01:15:30)
1. Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 No. 1: I. Allegro con spirito (04:32)
2. Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 No. 1: II. Prestissimo (05:14)
3. Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 2: I. Allegro con moto (08:31)
4. Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 2: II. Allegro vivace (06:01)
5. Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 3: I. Maëstoso con espressione (08:50)
6. Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 3: II. Allegro agitato (10:36)
7. Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: I. Allegro con moto e espressione (06:18)
8. Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Presto (05:51)
9. Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 2 No. 2: I. Allegro moderato (09:27)
10. Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 2 No. 2: II. Andantino quasi allegretto (04:12)
11. Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 2 No. 2: III. Allegro con brio, vivace (05:58)

Disc 2 (01:20:52)
1. Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: I. Agitato (06:49)
2. Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: II. Adagio (07:23)
3. Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: III. Vivace con espressione (02:54)
4. Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Allegro spiritoso (13:49)
5. Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 5 No. 1: II. Adagio non troppo (05:19)
6. Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 5 No. 1: III. Allegro assai (01:18)
7. Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 5 No. 1: IV. Presto (05:36)
8. Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: I. Allegro moderato con espressione (09:10)
9. Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: II. Aria con espressione (05:05)
10. Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: III. Allegro, agitato con fuoco (07:06)
11. Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 5 No. 3: I. Allegro spiritoso (07:03)
12. Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 5 No. 3: II. Adagio non troppo (03:58)
13. Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 5 No. 3: III. Presto (05:22)

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