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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas from the Middle Period
Featuring Michael Houstoun

One of New Zealand's foremost pianists, Michael Houstoun, performs the complete cycle of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas. This 3-disc set, discs 1-3 of the series, features the piano sonatas from the Middle Period, including 'Moonlight', 'Pastoral' 'Waldstein' and 'Appassionata'. Houstoun is renowned for his superb performances of Beethoven and won 'Best Classical Album' award (RIANZ 1996) for this first release of this series.

Tracklisting

Play CD1 1-3 Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53 'Waldstein' 26:44
Play CD1 4-5 Beethoven Sonata No.27 in E Minor, Op.90 13:40
Play CD1 6-8 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.2 'Moonlight' 16:47
Play CD1 9-12 Beethoven Sonata No.13 in E Flat, Op.27, No.1 16:04
Play CD2 1-3 Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata' 25:47
Play CD2 4-7 Beethoven Sonata No.12 in A Flat, Op.26 21:40
Play CD2 8-9 Beethoven Sonata No.22 in F, Op.54 11:34
Play CD3 1-4 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 'Pastoral' 25:06
Play CD3 5-7 Beethoven Sonata No.26 in E Flat, Op.81a 'Das Lebewohl' 17:24
Play CD3 8-9 Beethoven Sonata No.24 in F Sharp, Op.78 10:18
Play CD3 10-12 Beethoven Sonata No.25 in G, Op.79 9:24


Technical Credits

CD Title Beethoven: Piano Sonatas from the Middle Period
Label Trust Records
Catalogue Number MMT2001-03
© 1995 HRL Morrison Music Trust
P 1995 HRL Morrison Music Trust
Recording type Digital Stereo Recording
Recording Venue Recorded in Symphony House, Wellington, New Zealand, November 1994 and January 1995

Producer John Button
Record Engineer John Button
Production Assistant Tim Bridgewater
Co-producer Peter Ramutenas
Digital Editor John Button
Digital Editor Tim Bridgewater
Digital Editor Richard Hulse
Programme Notes Joy Aberdein
Programme Notes Michael Houstoun
Executive Producer Russell Armitage

Acknowledgements

Photography Sal Criscillo

 

 

 

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