Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6

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Label: ORCHID CLASSICS
Catalog: ORC100123
Format: COMPACT DISC

Biss, Jonathan

This new release is the sixth volume of American pianist Jonathan Biss's hugely acclaimed Beethoven sonata cycle. In 2011, Bliss embarked on a nine-year, nine-album project to record the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Starting in September 2019, in the lead-up to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in December 2020, he will perform a whole season focused around Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, with more than 50 recitals worldwide. This includes performing the complete sonatas at Wigmore Hall and Berkeley, multi-concert-series in Washington, Philadelphia, and Seattle, as well as recitals in Rome, Budapest, New York and Sydney. Pianist Jonathan Biss’s approach to music is a holistic one. In his own words: I’m trying to pursue as broad a definition as possible of what it means to be a musician. As well as being one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, a regular performer with major orchestras, concert halls and festivals around the globe and co-Artistic Director of Marlboro Music, Jonathan Biss is also a renowned teacher, writer and musical thinker.

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