Sonata no. 30 in E major op. 109
1 Vivace, ma non troppo
3 Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
Sonata no. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
4 Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
5 Allegro molto
6 Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo
Sonata no. 32 in C minor, op. 111
7 Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
8 Arietta – Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
The Romantics 14
“Magnificent Landscapes”: Beethoven’s Last Piano Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonatas 109, 110, 111
Penelope Crawford, fortepiano
Configuration: Single CD in digipak format
Available: November, 2010
Recorded: April 5-8, 2010
Booklet: 20 page
• Brand new recording by Penelope Crawford, one of the leading solo and ensemble fortepianists in the USA.
• Performed using a magnificent original fortepiano by Conrad Graf, Vienna, similar to Beethoven’s own instrument.
• Features many “special effects” that are unknown on the modern piano.
• Extensive booklet notes by leading Beethoven researcher Prof. Jeremiah W. McGrann of Boston College.
• Includes transcendant readings of the three pivotal works that make up Beethoven’s farewell to the piano sonata.
A revolution in art and literature swept through Europe and by the early 1800’s Romanticism dominated the musical
landscape. Such figures as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms exemplified the ideals yet maintained highly individual
approaches. Now, our finest historically informed musicians and scholars present this incomparable repertoire in a series
destined to become an essential part of every serious music lover’s collection.