Piano Sonatas

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Catalog: RES10242


Berlin-based Dutch keyboardist Walewein Witten makes his Resonus Classics debut with this programme of piano sonatas from the golden period of the fortepiano in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century. The last of Joseph Haydn’s piano sonatas, is combined with a late period F major sonata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 31 Sonata, ‘The Tempest’. Using a copy of an 1805 Walter fortepiano, Witten brings new energy to these outstanding works from the late-classical era. Witten writes: “I always search for new ways to get more intensity, more expression, and I seek the experiment, to find out how music really touches to me. Music to me is pure inspiration: ever changing and volatile. True authenticity to me means being open and receptive to this. Nobody knows what will come out of that process, and this is what makes it exciting.”

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