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Beethoven: Transcriptions - Kodama

Beethoven: Transcriptions - Kodama

PentaTone Classics  PTC 5186841

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Instrumental


Beethoven: Transcriptions by Saint-Säens, Balakirev, Mussorgsky
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet finale (arr. Beethoven)

Mari Kodama (piano)


BEETHOVEN THROUGH THE LENS OF OTHER GREAT COMPOSERS

After her acclaimed complete recording of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, Mari Kodama returns with a programme consisting of Beethoven string quartets transcribed for piano by Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky and Balakirev, as well as Beethoven’s variations on the finale of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. Most pieces are recorded for the first time. Kaleidoscope is designed as a homage, considering and experiencing Beethoven through the lens of other great composers.

Mari Kodama is one of the most extraordinary pianists of our age, and has an impressive PENTATONE discography, featuring Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas (2003-2014), piano concertos of Loewe and Chopin (2003), Tchaikovsky Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016), De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2017) and Martinů’s Concert for Two Pianos (2018).

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Comment by Kveld-Úlfr - March 11, 2023 (1 of 4)

I haven't seen a single SA-CD from Pentatone in the last two or three years and, correct me if I'm wrong, it seems the label had given up on the format, releasing only DSD files to download.
Seeing the label supporting the physical format again is a joy. Count me in to buy what comes out. I am really looking forward some great new titles and maybe the continuation of the Deutsche Grammophon quad remasters?

Comment by Scott A. - March 11, 2023 (2 of 4)

It's from 2020.

Comment by Gilbert Burnett - March 12, 2023 (3 of 4)

Scott, You have missed quite a lot then as there have been quite a few issued (at least a dozen) in the last couple of years and still going. Search under labels - Pentatone Classics on this site. They are not issuing anything like as many as they used to though which is a shame and no DG re-releases. I think the latter product is dead.

Comment by Scott A. - April 1, 2023 (4 of 4)

I haven't missed a thing. Anyway, for anyone interested, there's a Pentatone SACD of Schubert's 8th & 9th by Janowski and the Dresden PO coming in June.