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The Complete Piano Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven
André De Groote


Ludwig van Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas, André De Groote

CD 1
Op. 10 No. 3, D major
Op. 27 No. 2, C-sharp minor
Op. 53, C major Waldstein

CD 2

Op. 2 No. 2, A major
Op. 31 No. 2, D minor Der Sturm
Op. 79, G major

CD 3

Op. 2 No. 1, F minor
Op. 13, C minor Pathétique
Op. 22, B-flat major

CD 4

Op. 14 No. 1, E major
Op. 27 No. 1, E-flat major
Op. 49 No. 1, G minor
Op. 57, A-flat major Appassionata

CD 5

Op. 49 No. 2, G major
Op. 31 No. 3, E-flat major
Op. 78, F-sharp major
Op. 101, A major


CD 6
Op. 2 No. 3, Cmajor
Op. 10 No. 1, C minor
Op. 109, E major

CD 7

Op. 26, A-flat major Funebre
Op. 28, D major Pastorale
Op. 54, F major
Op. 90, E minor

CD 8

Op. 7, E-flat major
Op. 13 No. 2, G major
Op. 31 No. 1, G major

CD 9

Op. 10 No. 2, Fmajor
Op. 106, B-flat major Hammerklavier

CD 10

Op. 81a, E-flat major Les Adieux
Op. 110, A-flat major
Op. 111, C minor
Op. 101, A major

A prize-winner in a number of important contests, the eminent Belgian pianist André De Groote was awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal in London and was a laureate of the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) and ARD (Munich) competitions, all of which gave him access to the world´s major musical venues. His art has thus been widely heard, not only in the main European centers, but also in America, Africa, the Middle and Far East. He has appeared with such distinguished conductors as Dean Dixon, Neeme Järvi, Arpad Joó, Michael Gielen, Christoph Eschenbach, or Igor Markevitch.
His chamber music activities include close association with the Chilingirian and Via Nova string quartets, the violinists Yayoi Toda and Augustin Dumay, while his duo with the cellist Viviane Spanoghe has become a landmark in Belgian musical life. Together they have recorded works by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Enesco, Jongen, Shostakovitch, Tournemire and Vierne.
André De Groote's wide-range repertoire includes some fifty concertos, Brahms' entire output for solo piano (all of which he has recorded), Beethoven's complete piano sonatas that he performed in Brussels, at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, in Zaragoza (Spain), and in Hiroshima (Japan). Other recordings include the three piano sonatas by Erich Korngold, Charles Camilleri's three piano concertos, Arthur de Greef's two piano concertos, and works for piano and ensemble by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix. A new recording of Brahms' two sonatas for piano and clarinet (with Wolfgang Meyer) and viola (with Pierre-Henri Xuereb) has been released.
An honorary professor at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire, he has given many master-classes in France, Germany, Spain and Japan, and is in great demand as an adjudicator in such international events as the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 1986 he was a visiting Professor at Arizona State University, Phoenix, and in 2007-08 at the Indiana University, Bloomington.

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