Beethoven: Fur Elise, Bagatelles Opp. 33, 119 & 126 Paul Lewis

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Paul Lewis

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 7 Bagatelles, Op. 33:
  • 17 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 1. Andante grazioso quasi allegretto (E-Flat Major)03:58
  • 27 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 2. Scherzo. Allegro (C Major)02:50
  • 37 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 3. Allegretto (F Major)02:03
  • 47 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 4. Andante (A Major)03:05
  • 57 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 5. Allegro ma non troppo (C Major)03:12
  • 67 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 6. Allegretto quasi andante (D Major)02:23
  • 77 Bagatelles, Op. 33: 7. Presto (A-Flat Major)02:00
  • 11 Bagatelles, Op. 119:
  • 811 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 1. Allegretto (G Minor)02:28
  • 911 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 2. Andante con moto (C Major)01:04
  • 1011 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 3. à l'Allemande (D Major)01:40
  • 1111 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 4. Andante cantabile (A Major)01:39
  • 1211 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 5. Risoluto (C Minor)01:04
  • 1311 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 6. Andante. Allegretto (G Major)01:51
  • 1411 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 7. [Allegro ma non troppo] (C major)01:10
  • 1511 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 8. Moderato cantabile (C Major)01:26
  • 1611 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 9. Vivace moderato (A Minor)00:31
  • 1711 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 10. Allegramente (A Major)00:12
  • 1811 Bagatelles, Op. 119: 11. Andante ma non troppo (B-Flat Major)01:47
  • 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126:
  • 196 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 1. Andante con moto, cantabile e con piacevole (G Major)03:00
  • 206 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 2. Allegro (G Major)03:01
  • 216 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 3. Andante, Cantabile ed espressivo (E-Flat Major)02:47
  • 226 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 4. Presto (B Major)03:53
  • 236 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 5. Quasi allegretto (G Major)02:39
  • 246 Bagatelles, Op. 126: 6. Presto. Andante amabile e con moto (E-Flat Major)04:18
  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
  • 25Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 ʻFür Eliseʼ03:23
  • 26Klavierstück in B-Flat Major, WoO 6001:14
  • 27Klavierstück in B Minor, WoO 6102:31
  • 28Klavierstück in G Minor, WoO 61a00:34
  • 29Fantasia in G Minor, Op. 7709:18
  • Total Runtime01:11:01

Info for Beethoven: Fur Elise, Bagatelles Opp. 33, 119 & 126

‘Miniature’ Beethoven! In our collective idea of the piano, Beethoven’s name is associated with the monument of the thirty-two sonatas, which have often been elevated to the status of the ‘New Testament’ beside the ‘Old Testament’ of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Yet, over a period of decades, the composer of Für Elise constantly returned to the genre of the bagatelle, which he called ‘trifles’ but which actually meant a great deal to him. In this small form par excellence, as in the sonata, Beethoven laid the foundations for a flourishing new genre, the piano miniature. Whether they last a few minutes or a few seconds, these Bagatelles are masterpieces!

Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis
is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D'or de l'Annee, the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton.

He performs regularly as soloist with the world's great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philharmonia, and Mahler Chamber Orchestras, in collaboration with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Stephane Deneve, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Bernard Haitink, Pablo Heras-Casado, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Andris Nelsons, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Robin Ticciati. He is also a frequent guest at the world's most prestigious festivals, including Lucerne, Mostly Mozart (New York), Tanglewood, Schubertiade, Salzburg, Edinburgh, La Roque d’Antheron, Rheingau, Klavier Festival Ruhr, and London’s BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first pianist to perform a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in one season.

Paul Lewis’ recital career takes him to venues such as London's Royal Festival Hall, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Palau de Musica Barcelona, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Melbourne’s Recital Centre, and the Sydney Opera House.

His multi-award winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s B minor Sonata and other late works, and all of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, including the 3 song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore. Future recording plans include the Brahms D minor piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and solo works by Mussorgsky and Schumann.

Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel. Along with his wife the Norwegian cellist Bjørg Lewis, he is artistic director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in Buckinghamshire, UK

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