Angela Brownridge PIANO Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Op. 109 Debussy 1-6 Preludes Book 2 Chopin Ballade No. 2 in F Op. 38 Debussy 7-12 Preludes Book 2 Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52 CD Release Tour Beethoven, the great innovator created, despite his total deafness, this sonata Op. 109 which finds such freedom in its first movement which has the aspect of a fantasy. Wild tempestuous Beethoven appears in the second movement, and in direct contrast the sublime whispering theme of the finale, a set of variations, soars to heaven in its culmination: the strength of Beethoven defying all the ill fortune that had befallen him. In the Ballades Chopin has created magic in a single movement form of pure perfection. The degree of passion contrasted with tenderness and pure poetry cannot fail to engage the hearts of listeners. Debussy invented a new language in music brought to fruition in these fantastic Preludes, so full of colour and nuance, as well as wit and good humour. The international press is raving about Angela's new CDs. For the New York Times she will always be "one of the world's finest pianists"
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