In providing the Immortal Beloved nickname to Op.101, I am seeking to make a contribution to the musicological analysis of this difficult and challenging work.
A rigorous intellectual approach
The Age (Melbourne)
Chapmans performances emphasise the broad sweep of the music ... convincing and worth investigating.
Tony Way, The Age (Melbourne)
All through, the listener is encouraged to both breathe the music and reflect upon its essence.
John Carmody, The Sun-Herald (Sydney)
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.2 in C# minor (Moonlight), Op.57 in F minor (Appassionata), Op.101 in A major (Immortal beloved), Op.90 in E minor (Conflict between head and heart/Conversation with the beloved)
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1Op.27 No.2 1st movement, 2nd movement, 3rd movement
1Op.57 1st movement, 2nd movement, 3rd movement
1Op.90 1st movement, 2nd movement
1Op.101 1st movement, 2nd movement, 3rd movement, Finale
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BRIAN CHAPMAN Piano TPCD960929