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Donald Macleod explores the musical landscape of Beethoven's last 12 years - known to posterity as his late period. Including An die ferne Geliebte and Piano Sonata No 28 in A.

Donald Macleod explores the musical landscape of Beethoven's last 12 years, known as his late period, focusing on two ground-breaking sonatas, the first ever song-cycle and a couple of tiny canons - and in the composer's personal life, which saw the beginning of a long and acrimonious custody battle.

Kurz ist der Schmerz, WoO 166 (1815)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 35

Brauchle, Linke, WoO 167 (1815)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 36

Sonata No 4 in C for piano and cello, Op 102 (1815)
Mstislav Rostropowitsch (cello)
Svjatoslav Richter (piano)
Philips 464 677-2
CD 2 Tracks 1-2

An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98 (1816)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Walter Olbertz (piano)
Berlin Classics BC 2082-2
Track 1

Piano Sonata No 28 in A, Op 101 (1815-16)
Wilhelm Kempff
Deutsche Gramophon 453 010-2
CD 1 Tracks 3-6.

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Mon 9 Feb 2009 22:00

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