Volume VII of the A Tempo project approaches the subject of tempo from a new angle. Following in the footsteps of the great Beethoven interpreter Franz Liszt, Bernhard Ruchti presents three piano sonatas by Beethoven, inspired by instructions given by Liszt in his master classes in Weimar in the 1880s. These master classes are richly documented. It is fascinating to join Liszt’s circle of students, as it were, through the eyes and ears of contemporary witnesses! The interpretation follows neither a metronome marking nor a documented duration, but takes purely musical aspects into account.
Bernhard Ruchti plays on an original Érard concert grand piano from 1839.
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Grande Sonate Pathétique in C minor Opus 13
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor Opus 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E minor Opus 90
- English and German Introductions
- Bonus: Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in G minor Op. 37 No. 1