Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete

Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete
Composer Carl Maria Von Weber
Artist Jan Vermeulen fortepiano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 92441
EAN code 5028421924410
Release April 2006

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About this release

The first recording on fortepiano (a beautiful Tröndlin of 1825) of these impressive piano sonatas of “The father of Romanticism”, Carl Maria von Weber.

Weber was a famous piano virtuoso, and his piano writing definitively gives testimony of this: brilliant scales and arpeggios, chord progressions, and passages in double thirds and sixths: hand breakers for lesser gifted pianists!

The sonatas are modelled on the structures and principles of the Classical style of Mozart and Beethoven, but the emotional language is 100% romantic, full of schwung and drama.
Jan Vermeulen specializes in the fortepiano, drawing the most amazing colours from his instrument.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo, presto
  5. Allegro moderato,con spirito ed assai legato
  6. Andante
  7. Menuetto capriccioso: presto assai
  8. Rondo, moderato e molto grazioso

Disk 2

  1. Allegro feroce
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Rondo, presto
  4. Moderato
  5. Menuetto: presto vivace ed energico
  6. Andante quasi allegretto consolante
  7. Finale, prestissimo