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NEEFE, Christian Gottlob (1748-1798)

COMPLETE PIANO SONATAS [2 CDs]

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827): Nine Variations For Keyboard On A March By Ernst Christoph Dressler, Woo 63


  • Susan Kagan, piano

Christian Gottlob Neefe flourished as the Baroque was giving way to the Classical period. These Twelve Sonatas represent important steps in this transition, each having a uniquely individual character and showing a mixture of styles. Neefe is remembered today as Beethoven’s first main teacher in Bonn, the Dressler Variations being young Ludwig’s first published composition.

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Tracklist

Disc 1
Neefe, Christian Gottlob
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 1 in D Minor (1773) (00:10:46 )
1
I. Allegro con spirito (00:03:50)
2
II. Poco adagio (00:03:58)
3
III. Allegretto (00:02:55)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 2 in D Major (1773) (00:06:45 )
4
I. Allegretto grazioso (00:04:03)
5
II. Tempo di minuetto (00:02:41)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 3 in G Major (1773) (00:09:25 )
6
I. Vivace (00:04:04)
7
II. Andante con tenerezza (00:02:56)
8
III. Allegro assai (00:02:25)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 4 in C Minor (1773) (00:07:37 )
9
I. Allegro (00:03:39)
10
II. Andante con gusto (00:01:33)
11
III. Presto (00:02:24)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 5 in C Major (1773) (00:11:31 )
12
I. Allegro moderato (00:05:41)
13
II. Largo e mesto (00:04:04)
14
III. Allegro e scherzando (00:01:43)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 6 in F Major (1773) (00:11:04 )
15
I. Poco lento e languido (00:08:00)
16
II. Tempo di minuetto (00:03:03)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major (1773) (00:11:30 )
17
I. Allegro (00:04:43)
18
II. Arioso ed un poco sostenuto (00:03:05)
19
III. Molto presto (00:03:47)
Disc 2
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 8 in E-Flat Major (1773) (00:09:56 )
1
I. Allegretto e cantabile (00:04:58)
2
II. Poco largo (00:02:59)
3
III. Presto (00:01:58)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 9 in C Minor (1773) (00:09:01 )
4
I. Moderato (00:04:24)
5
II. Minuetto (00:03:01)
6
III. Polacca (00:01:33)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas: Sonata No. 10 in C Major (1773) (00:06:31 )
7
I. Con gusto (00:03:40)
8
II. Minuetto (00:01:20)
9
III. Rondeau (00:01:30)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 11 in D Major (1773) (00:08:04 )
10
I. Allegro con spirito (00:03:21)
11
II. Andante con gravita (00:02:12)
12
III. Minuetto (00:02:30)
 
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 12 in A Major (1773) (00:08:59 )
13
I. Tempo giusto (00:02:53)
14
II. Minuetto (00:03:58)
15
III. Alla Polacca (00:02:05)
Beethoven, Ludwig van
16
9 Variations on a March by Dressler, WoO 63 (1782) (00:15:37)
Total Time: 02:06:33

The Artist

Kagan, Susan

Susan Kagan, a pianist, author, and educator, has explored the music of composers associated with Beethoven and his milieu. She holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; her dissertation on the music of Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven’s composition student for more than two decades, was published by Pendragon Press in 1988.