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RIES, F.: Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas (Complete), Vol. 5 (Kagan) - Opp. 114, 176, WoO 11


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Rediscovering Ferdinand Ries by Susan Kagan

RIES, F.: Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas (Complete), Vol. 5 (Kagan) - Opp. 114, 176, WoO 11

No less an authority than Robert Schumann praised Beethoven’s close friend and protégé Ferdinand Ries for his ‘remarkable originality’. More recently, pianist Susan Kagan, intrigued by Ries’s Op. 1 piano sonatas went on to record all 14 of his solo piano sonatas and sonatinas, gaining critical acclaim for her eloquent advocacy of these unfairly neglected yet often substantial works. Bridging the divide between the Classical style of Haydn and Mozart and the Romantic impulses of Schubert, Chopin and Mendelssohn, with a healthy dose of Beethoven often in evidence, Ries repays today’s listener’s attention with musical drama, fluent virtuosity and poignant lyrical charm.

Ries, Ferdinand

  Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 114
1.   I. Andantino cantabile 00:05:34
2.   II. Scherzo: Allegretto 00:04:08
3.   III. Allegro quasi presto 00:03:36
  Piano Sonata in A-Flat Major, Op. 176
4.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:10:01
5.   II. Larghetto quasi andante 00:06:08
6.   III. Scherzo: Allegretto 00:04:38
7.   IV. Finale: Allegro 00:05:34
  Piano Sonata in B Minor, WoO 11
8.   I. Largo molto et appassionato 00:08:07
9.   II. Adagio 00:06:59
10.   III. Allegro agitato 00:06:53

Total Playing Time: 01:01:38

Ries, Ferdinand

Kagan, Susan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.572300

Barcode: 747313230075

Physical Release: 05/2011

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