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Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas
Featuring Michael Houstoun

From the recorded collection of Trust Records' complete Beethoven cycle performed by Michael Houstoun is this album of the best-known and favourite piano sonatas: the 'Moonlight', 'Pastoral' and 'Appassionata'. Houstoun is renowned for his superb performances of Beethoven. Recordings featuring on this album earned him 'Best Classical Album' (RIANZ, 1996).

Tracklisting

1 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.2 'Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto 6:59
2 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.2 'Moonlight': Allegretto 2:23
3 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.2 'Moonlight': Presto agitato 7:22
4 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 'Pastoral': Allegro 11:05
5 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 'Pastoral': Andante Scherzo: Allegro vivace
6 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 'Pastoral': Scherzo: Allegro vivace 2:19
7 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D, Op.28 'Pastoral': Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 4:56
8 Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata': Allegro assai 10:45
9 Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata': Andante con moto 6:50
10 Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata': Allegro ma non troppo 8:13


Technical Credits

CD Title Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas
Label Trust Records
Catalogue Number MMT2015
© 1996 HRL Morrison Music Trust
P 1996 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

 

 

 


 

 


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