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Beethoven : Piano Sonatas Opp. 54 & 78 - Rachmaninoff : Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36

Ivo Pogorelich

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Anxious to ensure the return of the pianist, Sony Classical – goodbye Deutsch Grammophon – rolled out the red carpet for Ivo Pogorelich. Recorded in Schloss Elmau and the Raiding Concert Hall (Beethoven in the former and Rachmaninoff in the latter) this new album delivers a wide sound of measured reverberation and embraces Pogorelich’s rough playing style as well as some of his more tender nuances. Like an iron hand in a velvet glove.


Ivo Pogorelich is not playing around. For Rachmaninoff, he has chosen the second Sonata in B flat minor, op. 36 in its original, full-length version in which numerous sections disorientate the listener as they lose themselves on a hallucinogenic journey with the musician. Pogorelich progressively eases us in and wins us over by beginning with two, rarely recorded but known, Beethoven works: his sonatas no.22 in F major, op.54 and no.24 en F sharp major, op.78. The chosen listing is intelligent (with two major figures), ambitious (with its demanding score), and generous (for reasons mentioned above).


It would seem we’re in familiar territory, yet nothing is less certain when Pogorelich seems to literally grab the scores by their reigns and breathe into them a sense of puissant heroism. Nevertheless, Pogorelich remains an expressive musician, scrutinising the texts with as much malice as severity despite some slower tempos. It’s as if the listing is backlit by his own personal vision for the works. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz

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Beethoven : Piano Sonatas Opp. 54 & 78 - Rachmaninoff : Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36

Ivo Pogorelich

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Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54

1
I. In Tempo d'un Menuetto 00:05:53

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Rudolf Moser, Misc. Prod. - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

2
II. Allegretto 00:05:45

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Rudolf Moser, Misc. Prod. - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78, "A Thérèse"

3
I. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo 00:09:15

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Rudolf Moser, Misc. Prod. - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

4
II. Allegro vivace 00:03:33

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Rudolf Moser, Misc. Prod. - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36

5
I. Allegro agitato 00:11:42

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod. - Manfred Häfele, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

6
II. Non allegro - Lento 00:10:04

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod. - Manfred Häfele, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

7
III. Allegro molto 00:07:50

Thomas Lang, Recording Engineer, Misc. Prod. - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Ivo Pogorelich, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Executive Producer, Misc. Prod. - George Tesla, Misc. Prod. - Manfred Häfele, Misc. Prod.

(P) 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

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We asked for this as much as we cautiously anticipated its arrival…


Anxious to ensure the return of the pianist, Sony Classical – goodbye Deutsch Grammophon – rolled out the red carpet for Ivo Pogorelich. Recorded in Schloss Elmau and the Raiding Concert Hall (Beethoven in the former and Rachmaninoff in the latter) this new album delivers a wide sound of measured reverberation and embraces Pogorelich’s rough playing style as well as some of his more tender nuances. Like an iron hand in a velvet glove.


Ivo Pogorelich is not playing around. For Rachmaninoff, he has chosen the second Sonata in B flat minor, op. 36 in its original, full-length version in which numerous sections disorientate the listener as they lose themselves on a hallucinogenic journey with the musician. Pogorelich progressively eases us in and wins us over by beginning with two, rarely recorded but known, Beethoven works: his sonatas no.22 in F major, op.54 and no.24 en F sharp major, op.78. The chosen listing is intelligent (with two major figures), ambitious (with its demanding score), and generous (for reasons mentioned above).


It would seem we’re in familiar territory, yet nothing is less certain when Pogorelich seems to literally grab the scores by their reigns and breathe into them a sense of puissant heroism. Nevertheless, Pogorelich remains an expressive musician, scrutinising the texts with as much malice as severity despite some slower tempos. It’s as if the listing is backlit by his own personal vision for the works. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz

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