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BERG / HINDEMITH / HARTMANN: Piano Sonatas / SCHOENBERG: 3 Piano Pieces


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BERG / HINDEMITH / HARTMANN: Piano Sonatas / SCHOENBERG: 3 Piano Pieces

Schoenberg’s Three Piano Pieces come from 1894, long before he had developed the theories that led to serial music. His pupil Berg’s Sonata, Op. 1 was written as his period of study came to an end. Paul Hindemith represents a different and equally original school of composition, his three Piano Sonatas dating from the later 1930s when his work, like that of Berg and Schoenberg, had already been condemned by Germany’s Nazi government. Hartmann, who has enjoyed less distinction, studied with Schoenberg's pupil Webern and was a survivor of the political events of the 1930s and of the war. His Sonata of 1945, revised in 1947, reflects his reaction to the events through which he had lived.

Berg, Alban

  Piano Sonata, Op. 1
1.   Piano Sonata, Op. 1 00:10:46

Hindemith, Paul

  Piano Sonata No. 2
2.   I. Massig schnell 00:03:01
3.   II. Lebhaft 00:02:04
4.   III. Sehr langsam - Rondo: Bewegt 00:07:11

Schoenberg, Arnold

  3 Klavierst├╝cke
5.   I. Andantino 00:03:27
6.   II. Andantino grazioso 00:03:50
7.   III. Presto 00:02:58

Hartmann, Karl Amadeus

  Piano Sonata, "27 April 1945"
8.   I. Bewegt 00:04:45
9.   II. Scherzo: Presto assai 00:03:50
10.   III. Marcia funebre: Lento 00:10:26
11.   IV. Allegro risoluto (1st version) 00:06:28
12.   IV. Allegro furioso (2nd version) 00:05:41

Total Playing Time: 01:04:27

Berg, Alban; Hartmann, Karl Amadeus; Hindemith, Paul; Schoenberg, Arnold

Brewster Franzetti, Allison

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570401

Barcode: 0747313040179

Physical Release: 07/2007

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