Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 10 | Daniel Tong (fortepiano) | RES10107

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 10

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Total playing time [61:31]

Daniel Tong (fortepiano)

Beethoven’s three sonatas of Op. 10 were published in September 1798 and were written with Beethoven the pianist as much to the forefront as Beethoven the composer. During this time, the young virtuoso was certainly as renowned as a pianist and improviser as he was a composer, and these three early sonatas contain the whole kaleidoscopic range of his youthful musical, emotional and pianistic language.

Pianist Daniel Tong returns to Resonus with this period instrument recording, his first solo album for the label, performed on a fortepiano by Paul McNulty – a copy of an 1805 instrument by the celebrated ‘Viennese School’ maker, Anton Walter.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Adagio molto
3. Finale: Prestissimo

Piano Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
4. Allegro
5. Allegretto
6. Presto

Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
7. Presto
8. Largo e mesto
9. Menuetto & Trio
10. Rondo: Allegro

'Tong deploys fine virtuosity in catching the lightness and wit of these sonatas, and he stresses Beethoven’s seemingly throw-away attitude to his teeming ideas as they tumble out. High points for me include the mercurial Allegro and gravely questioning Allegretto of the F major sonata, and the heartfelt Largo of the D major.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'Tong deploys fine virtuosity in catching the lightness and wit of these sonatas, and he stresses Beethoven’s seemingly throw-away attitude to his teeming ideas as they tumble out. High points for me include the mercurial Allegro and gravely questioning Allegretto of the F major sonata, and the heartfelt Largo of the D major.'
BBC Music Magazine

Credits
© 2022 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2022 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10307
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793398
Cover image: VectorVictor (shutterstock.com)
Release date: 7 October 2022