Martino Tirimo: Beethoven Sonatas

Martino Tirimo, founder of the Rosamunde Piano Trio, has recorded an extra-special piano recital exclusively for Maxability. As we approached the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth on December 17th 2020, we were thrilled that Martino offered us the following inspired programme:

  1. 15 Variations with a Fugue in E flat major, Op.35, ‘Eroica’ 
  2. Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109 
    [Vivace, ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo – Tempo I
    Adagio espressivo – Tempo I
    Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung] 
  3. Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111 
    [Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
    Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile] 

Covid-19 restrictions put a temporary stop to our live concerts, but this first-rate recording is superb compensation. The music has come out brilliantly, and the great Steinway sound comes through with exceptional clarity from first to last note. Our recording technicians have, I’m sure you will agree, done a very fine job.  

I ask those who are not familiar with these immortal works to believe me when I say that this is a truly exceptional opportunity, not to be missed!

As some of you know, in 2019 Martino completed his marathon recording on a Steinway concert grand, made over a 12-year period in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, of every note that Beethoven wrote for solo piano – an unprecedented feat that has earned him world-wide acclaim. Here, to quote one example, is Damian Thompson, music critic of The Spectator. After reviewing the whole of the existing recorded output of Beethoven’s piano works, Thompson concludes:

“Here is a Waldstein, an Appasionata, a Hammerklavier and a final trilogy that match or surpass any recent competitors. It’s decades since a pianist has managed to convey such an overwhelming sense that we are listening to pure Beethoven. And there are 20 hours of it – surely the greatest recorded achievement of this anniversary year.

To buy access to this remarkable concert recording, please send us a booking email, and we will send you the bank transfer details to make your donation of £15, followed by a link to view the concert video.

Many thanks, as ever, for your support.