Beethoven Pathetique

On the second volume of his Beethoven piano sonatas, Ronald Farren-Price tackles the famous Pathetique Sonata, the G Major Sonata (Op. 14 No. 2), two Rondos and the beautiful late period A flat sonata, Op. 110.

Of the thirty-two sonatas for piano by Beethoven, the Pathetique is undoubtedly one of his most popular works and the best known of the sonatas. Its evocative title given by the publisher was accepted by Beethoven and adds a romantic aura that has seduced generations of listeners.

On this second volume of his Beethoven piano sonatas, Ronald Farren-Price tackles this famous sonata on the Melba Hall Steinway grand, adding the G Major Sonata (Op. 14 No. 2), two Rondos and the beautiful late period A flat sonata, Op. 110.

Volume One - "Moonlight" is available on a separate release from Move Records, MD 3247.

Artist

Ronald Farren-Price

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."


Audio previews

Track Listing

    Grande Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Pathétique, Op 13 Ludwig van Beethoven

  1. Grave: Allegro di molto con brio 11:42
  2. Adagio cantabile 4:59
  3. Rondo: Allegro 4:56
  4. Sonata No. 10 in G major,Op 14 No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven

  5. Allegro 7:46
  6. Andante 5:12
  7. Scherzo: Allegro assai 3:41
  8. Rondo in C, Op 51 No. 1 Moderato e grazioso Ludwig van Beethoven 5:57
  9. Rondo in G, Op 51 No. 2 Andante cantabile e grazioso: Allegretto: Tempo I Ludwig van Beethoven 9:56
  10. Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op 110 Ludwig van Beethoven

  11. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo (con amabilità) 6:49
  12. Allegro molto 2:36
  13. Adagio ma non troppo (and Arioso dolente): Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo 10:44

Performers

Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven

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.


Where to buy

Beethoven Pathetique can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
74 minutes 18 seconds
Engineer
Martin Wright
Thomas Grubb
Editing
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Melba Hall
Release date
2004
Copyright
© 2004 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 2004 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3277
Alternate catalogue number
MD3277
Barcode
EAN 9314574327724