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Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas

Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas
Composer Carl Maria Von Weber
Artist Michelangelo Carbonara piano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number PCL0105
EAN code 5060385450406
Release April 2016

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About this release

This new recording contains the four grand piano sonatas by Carl Maria von Weber. Written in the early 19-th century these works mark the transition from the Classical to the Romantic style. Weber infused the classical sonata form with his own lyrical and dramatic, sometimes even theatrical, elements. The pianism is of the highest order, finding orchestral timbres and colours, as well as pianistic novelties in the virtuoso textures.
As valuable additions to the four piano sonatas the famous Invitation to The Dance and the Rondo Brillante are included.
Michelangelo Carbonara find drama, passion, wit and elegance in these wonderful, still underrated works. Carbonara studied at the famous Lake Como Academy, where his teachers included Dimitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler. He won several international competitions, among which the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24: I. Allegro
  2. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24: II. Adagio
  3. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24: III. Menuetto
  4. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24: IV. Rondo, presto
  5. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 39: I. Allegro moderato, con spirito ed assai legato
  6. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 39: II. Andante
  7. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 39: III. Menuetto capriccioso. presto assai
  8. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 39: IV. Rondo. moderato e molto grazioso
  9. Rondo brillante in E-Flat Major, Op. 62

Disk 2

  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 49: I. Allegro feroce
  2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto
  3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 49: III. Rondo. Presto
  4. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70: I. Moderato
  5. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70: II. Menuetto. presto vivace ed energico
  6. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70: III. Andante quasi allegretto consolante
  7. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70: IV. Finale, prestissimo
  8. Aufforderung zum Tanz, Op 65