You may have been fortunate enough to hear pianist Ronald Farren-Price performing Beethoven in past years. Over seven years in the making, Farren-Price has finally completed his long-awaited recording of selected, much-loved Beethoven piano works. This is the first album in the two volume set.
Volume 1 - "Moonlight" - contains one of Beethoven's readily identifiable piano works, the C# Minor sonata known as the "Moonlight Sonata," with it's familiar introduction and fiery finale. You'll also find the rarely heard Polonaise in C, the early D major sonata and the late Sonata No. 30 in E Major, with its amazing set of theme and variations.
Volume 2 - "Pathetique" is a separate release from Move Records, MD 3277.
Ronald Farren-Price "... a sensitive artist and a virtuoso of top rank ... he demonstrated a perfect balance between the sound and the expression of the music ... definitely a pianist of great distinction."
“sensitive performances of some of Beethoven's finest works”
— New Classics, UK
“I became entranced by the wonderful sonorities ... the beautiful sound of the piano along with the very high quality of the recording ... absolutely beautiful!”
— Greg Borrowman, Australian Hi-Fi
“Farren-Price's Beethoven recording in every way is superb ... genuine Beethoven!”
— Prof. John Damgaard, Denmark,
“this first volume of Beethoven piano works from Ronald Farren-Price is sure to delight ... the listener can never doubt the integrity and thoughtfulness of the artistic approach ... we can sense a performer who truly believes in the humanity and nobility of Beethoven's vision.”
— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide
“a tribute both to the genius of Beethoven's music, and to the abiding talent of Ronald Farren-Price ... insightful notes ... an important addition to the library”
— Elizabeth Scarlett, ArtStreams
- Presto 7:17
- Largo e mesto 10:23
- Menuetto and Trio: Allegro 3:01
- Rondo: Allegro 4:23
- Adagio sostenuto 6:24
- Allegretto 2:36
- Presto agitato 8:10
- Polonaise in C, Opus 89 Alla Polacca, vivace Ludwig van Beethoven 6:10
- Vivace, ma non troppo: Adagio espressivo 4:08
- Prestissimo 2:46
- Theme and variations 13:36
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 14 quasi una Fantasia in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight" Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 Ludwig van Beethoven
- Ronald Farren-Price · piano
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.