Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas / Kodama
Format: Hybrid SACD
Composed by: Beethoven, Ludwig van
The waiting has finally paid off: the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle has finally arrived. Japanese pianist Mari Kodama is only the fourth woman to have recorded all of Beethoven's sonatas (Pizzicato). Having started the recordings in 2003, Ms. Kodama completed the last installment of her critically-acclaimed journey through this ever-fascinating cycle in 2013. As Gramophone eloquently phrases it: ‘Never bearing down heavily on the music, she always allows Beethoven his own voice.' Mari Kodama has established an international reputation for profound musicality and articulate virtuosity at the keyboard. An artist with a broad repertoire and a powerful yet elegant style, she’s been heard in performances throughout Europe, the U. S. and Japan. She also takes part in duo recitals with both her daughter Karin Kei Nagano and with her sister, Momo Kodama.