Beethoven’s piano sonatas op. 109-111 represent the composer’s farewell to a genre that was transformed by his thirty-two contributions to it, culminating in the otherworldly C minor sonata, op. 111. Fortepianist Penelope Crawford presents these three profound works with unique insight and sympathy, enhanced by her use of a magnificent original fortepiano, similar to one owned by Beethoven, by the great Viennese maker, Conrad Graf.
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Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performing artists: Penelope Crawford
December 10, 2010