After exactly 21 years Ivo Pogorelich recorded again in the studio with a little help from Matthias Spindler (Compofactur). It has taken a long time, but waiting was truly worthwhile: A dream came true!
In November the classical music streaming platform IDAGIO releases the new recordings.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Sonata for Piano No. 22 in F major op. 54I. In tempo d’un Menuetto 5:53
II. Allegretto 5:43
Piano: Ivo Pogorelich
Sonata for Piano No. 24 in F sharp major op. 78 »À Thérèse«
I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo 9:16
II. Allegro vivace 3:31
Piano: Ivo Pogorelich
URL: Playlist Pogorelich – Beethoven
Special thanks to Schloss Elmau – Recorded @ Schloss Elmau
Recording: Schloss Elmau, Großer Saal, 09/2016
Executive Producer & Recording CoOrdinator: Matthias Spindler
Artistic Supervision & Recording Producer: Avedis Kouyoumdjian
Audio Engineer: Thomas Lang
Piano Technician: Rudolf Moser
Int. Release Date: 11/2016
Ivo Pogorelich said of the recording:
»On Wednesday the 2nd November 2016 my recordings of Beethoven Sonatas op. 54 and op. 78 were released by IDAGIO on www.idagio.com
Matthias Spindler, Executive Producer of Compofactur Hamburg (Germany), has selected the great hall of Schloss Elmau, a Castle in Bavaria (Germany), for the period of September 10th to 13th for the recording. I have used one of the three Concert Grand Steinway Pianos, property of the Castle. The piano technician was Rudolf Moser. The entire team has enjoyed the hospitality of Schloss Elmau.
Thomas Lang, Audio Engineer, is working as independent Sound Engineer for classical music for his own company Artis Recordings. He is also teaching as a Senior College Lecturer (Dozent) at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw) „Tonmeisterstudium“ Vienna (Austria) since 1992. He is also Head of Audio-Video-Center department which is responsible for public A/V-streams and media productions of mdw, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, probably the biggest Music University in the world, an institution about to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2017. Starting as „Singschule“ in the year 1817, the first instrumental teaching in 1819, then changing into the K&K Academy for Music and Peforming Arts Vienna (kaiserlich und königliche Akademie) in 1909 and finally becoming the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 1998.
Avedis Kouyoumdijan, Artistic Supervision and Recording Producer, Dean of Instrumental Studies, Professor of a Masterclass for Piano and Chamber Music at the Joseph Haydn Institute of Chamber Music, Early Music and Contemporary Music at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria). Since October 2016 Professor of Piano at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels (Belgium). Founder and Director of the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition Vienna. More specifically Mr. Kouyoumdijan, who is also a colleague of mine, has in fact recommended to me to learn one of the works recorded this September, some years ago and has been helping me with my work ever since.
The recording of both Sonatas was produced in high definition (high resolution audio) and shall be available in different formats depending on the resolution level of each format.
Thank you all for your attention
Warm greetings from sunny Lugano, Switzerland