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Complete Piano Sonatas

Complete Piano Sonatas

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Hélène de Montgeroult began her career as a student of Muzio Clementi in Paris. She survived the French Revolution – during which, as an aristocrat, her life was in grave danger – to become a celebrated pianist, composer and author of a famous piano method. Her compositional language in these nine sonatas is wide and includes Italianate models as well as elements that reflect the influences of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wofgang Amadeus Mozart, with chromatic and surprising harmonies, contrasts of register, chorale-like nobility and brilliantly athletic finales. Featuring several world première recordings, these sonatas represent a major contribution to the French repertoire of the late Classical and early Romantic periods, played with characteristic brilliance and subtlety by the composer's latest champion: Nicolas Horvath.

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 2
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    • Label: Grand Piano
    • UPC/Barcode: 747313988525
    • Item Number: GP885-86