Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, vol. 5 (2011)

Beethoven

Igor Tchetuev

One of the young Beethoven’s most cherished desires was to surpass Mozart, the idol of his childhood years. After a mysterious early death in 1791 Mozart’s fame only increased, becoming cloaked in legend and raising the composer’s genius to inaccessible heights. Beethoven arrived in Vienna at the end of 1792, intending, in the words of his patron Count Ferdinand Waldstein, to ‘receive Mozart’s spirit from the hands of Haydn’.
The young Beethoven could not avoid such competition ‘in absentia’, even if he had wished to: his contemporaries still remembered Mozart well and constantly compared the style, manner of execution and creative temperament of the two composers. Such comparisons were not always in favour of Beethoven. Although it was commonly believed that he had the upper hand when it came to improvisation, outstripping even Mozart, critics usually reproached Beethoven the composer for an unnecessarily complicated style and an intentional striving for originality. As if taking a stance against those who preferred ‘lucid’ and ‘elegant’ art (essentially, the art of the music salon), in
his early years Beethoven frequently took as an example the most complex and richly dramatic of Mozart’s works. For Beethoven, Mozart represented both a rival and an ally in equal measure.

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Igor Tchetuev

When listening to Tchetuev, it is impossible to say whether he is poet, humorist or philosopher – lyric poetry and scathing sarcasm are absolutely typical of him as well as delicate cantilena and stoic concentration. He was born in Sevastopol in 1980 and had his first music lessons in this city, at Sevastopol Music School No.1. He enjoyed dancing as much as piano playing and found it difficult to decide which to choose as a profession. As a performer Tchetuev developed quickly and soon attracted attention. He won the Grand Prix and some special prizes at the Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition (Kharkov, 1994), first prize and the audience’s prize at the Anton Rubinstein Competition (Tel-Aviv, 1998). He has appeared with Evgeny Svetlanov, Vladimir Spivakov and Vladimir Krainev and considers that these were the most remarkable concerts of his life. Following his successful performance in Kharkov the famous pianist Vladimir Krainev became his teacher and ‘protector’. Igor is now a postgraduate under his guidance in Hanover. In 2004 Tchetuev recorded the complete Piano Sonatas written by Alfred Schnittke (the SA-CD was also released by Caro Mitis label). In 2005 he started recording all the Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, the project he had been dreaming about for a

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Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, vol. 5 (2011)

Beethoven

Igor Tchetuev

Digital Converters: Meitner design
Microphones: Neumann km130; DPA (B & K) 4006 ; DPA (B & K) 4011 SCHOEPS mk2S; SCHOEPS mk41
Producer: Michael Serebryanyi
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot
Recording location: 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio
Recording Software: Merging
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Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Allegro molto e con brio
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Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Adagio molto
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Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1. - Finale. Prestissimo
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Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Allegro
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Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Andante
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Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2. - Scherzo. Allegro assai
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Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54. - In tempo d'un menuetto
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Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54. - Allegretto
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