Beethoven: Bagatelles

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
A bagatelle is a short, light composition, generally considered to be of little substance, yet the bagatelles of Ludwig van Beethoven are usually placed among his most sophisticated and elusive compositions, even though he called them "trifles." The most popular of these piano pieces is the "Klavierstück in A minor, Für Elise," which is frequently anthologized and known to casual listeners from its use in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Considerably less familiar, even to classical listeners who should know them, are the "Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33," the "Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119," and the "Six Bagatelles, Op. 126," as well as a handful of bagatelles without opus numbers, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
A bagatelle is a short, light composition, generally considered to be of little substance, yet the bagatelles of Ludwig van Beethoven are usually placed among his most sophisticated and elusive compositions, even though he called them "trifles." The most popular of these piano pieces is the "Klavierstück in A minor, Für Elise," which is frequently anthologized and known to casual listeners from its use in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Considerably less familiar, even to classical listeners who should know them, are the "Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33," the "Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119," and the "Six Bagatelles, Op. 126," as well as a handful of bagatelles without opus numbers, which have been brought together for this Hyperion release by pianist Steven Osborne. To say that these miniatures are obscure is not quite accurate, but their relative infrequency in recitals and on recordings has made them unnecessarily mysterious. Osborne demonstrates that they are quite approachable and easy to absorb, and while he is light in tone and expression for the early bagatelles, he strives toward the sublime in Op. 119 and Op. 126, which approach the late sonatas in their ideas and moods. The playing throughout is alert and exciting, and Osborne gives the music a mixture of wit and seriousness that keeps the interpretations fresh. Hyperion's sound is clean and focused, though there is some space between the piano and the microphone that prevents it from having full presence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571178790
  • Catalog Number: 67879
  • Sales rank: 93,627

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–7 Bagatelles (7) for piano, Op. 33 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (20:00)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    1. 1No. 1 in E flat major: Andante grazioso, quasi allegretto
    2. 2No. 2 in C major: Scherzo: Allegro - Trio
    3. 3No. 3 in F major: Allegretto
    4. 4No. 4 in A major: Andante
    5. 5No. 5 in C major: Allegro ma non troppo
    6. 6No. 6 in D major: Allegretto quasi andante
    7. 7No. 7 in A flat major: Presto
  2. 8–18 Bagatelles (11) for piano, Op. 119 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (13:36)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    1. 8No. 1 in G minor: Allegretto
    2. 9No. 2 in C major: Andante con moto
    3. 10No. 3 in D major: À l'Allemande
    4. 11No. 4 in A major: Andante cantabile
    5. 12No. 5 in C minor: Risoluto
    6. 13No. 6 in G major: Andante - Allegretto
    7. 14No. 7 in C major: Allegro ma non troppo
    8. 15No. 8 in C major: Moderato cantabile
    9. 16No. 9 in A minor: Vivace moderato
    10. 17No. 10 in A major: Allegramente
    11. 18No. 11 in B flat major: Andante ma non troppo
  3. 19–24 Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (19:13)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    1. 19No. 1 in G major: Andante con moto
    2. 20No. 2 in G minor: Allegro
    3. 21No. 3 in E flat major: Andante
    4. 22No. 4 in B minor: Presto
    5. 23No. 5 in G major: Quasi allegretto
    6. 24No. 6 in E flat major: Presto - Andante amabile e con moto - Tempo 1
  4. 25 Allegretto quasi andante for piano in G minor, WoO 61a - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (0:31)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  5. 26 Allegretto for piano in C major ("Bagatelle"), WoO 56 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (2:25)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  6. 27 Bagatelle for piano in C minor, WoO 52 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (4:08)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  7. 28 Bagatelle for piano in B flat major, WoO 60 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (1:08)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  8. 29 Allegretto for piano in B minor, WoO 61 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (2:35)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  9. 30 Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Klee (3:26)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
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Steven Osborne Primary Artist
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