Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59, "Rasumovsky" No. 1

  1. 1) II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando (arr. for piano by Camille Saint-Saëns)

    8.58

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6, Op. 18

  1. 2) II. Adagio ma non troppo (arr. for piano by Camille Saint-Säens)

    7.25

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59, "Rasumovsky" No. 2

  1. 3) III. Allegretto - Maggiore (arr. for piano by Mily Balakirev)

    8.36

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130

  1. 4) V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo (arr. for piano by Mily Balakirev)

    6.47

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

  1. 5) II. Vivace (arr. for piano by Modest Mussorgsky)

    3.48

  2. 6) III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo (arr. for piano by Modest Mussorgsky)

    10.07

Ludwig van Beethoven: An admired air by Mozart with variations for the pianoforte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet KV 581, IV. Allegretto con variazioni)

  1. 7) Aria

    0.54

  2. 8) Variation I

    0.56

  3. 9) Variation II

    1.01

  4. 10) Variation III

    1.45

  5. 11) Variation IV

    1.17

  6. 12) Variation V

    2.50

  7. 13) Variation VI

    1.03

CD information

BEETHOVEN THROUGH THE LENS OF OTHER GREAT COMPOSERS

After her acclaimed complete recording of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, Mari Kodama returns with a programme consisting of Beethoven string quartets transcribed for piano by Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky and Balakirev, as well as Beethoven’s variations on the finale of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. Most pieces are recorded for the first time. Kaleidoscope is designed as a homage, considering and experiencing Beethoven through the lens of other great composers.

Mari Kodama is one of the most extraordinary pianists of our age, and has an impressive PENTATONE discography, featuring Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas (2003-2014), piano concertos of Loewe and Chopin (2003), Tchaikovsky Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016), De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2017) and Martinů’s Concert for Two Pianos (2018).

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