Helene de Montgeroult - Piano Sonata no.9, 12 Etudes | Orchid Classics ORC100063

Helene de Montgeroult - Piano Sonata no.9, 12 Etudes

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Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100063

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 27th January 2017

Contents

Works

Montgeroult, Helene de

Complete Course for the instruction of the pianoforte
» Etude no.7 in E minor
» Etude no.17 in E flat major
» Etude no.19 in F major
» Etude no.26 in G major
» Etude no.28 in E major
» Etude no.37 in G major
» Etude no.55 in F minor
» Etude no.65 in E flat minor
» Etude no.66 in C minor
» Etude no.104 in G sharp minor
» Etude no.106 in E major
» Etude no.107 in D minor
» Theme Varie dans le genre moderne
Fugue no.1 in F minor
Piano Sonata no.9 in F sharp minor, op.5 no.3

Artists

Edna Stern (piano)

Works

Montgeroult, Helene de

Complete Course for the instruction of the pianoforte
» Etude no.7 in E minor
» Etude no.17 in E flat major
» Etude no.19 in F major
» Etude no.26 in G major
» Etude no.28 in E major
» Etude no.37 in G major
» Etude no.55 in F minor
» Etude no.65 in E flat minor
» Etude no.66 in C minor
» Etude no.104 in G sharp minor
» Etude no.106 in E major
» Etude no.107 in D minor
» Theme Varie dans le genre moderne
Fugue no.1 in F minor
Piano Sonata no.9 in F sharp minor, op.5 no.3

Artists

Edna Stern (piano)

About

Imagine a composer, a woman, living during the classical times of late 18th-century France. Her country is torn by a terrible revolution and grand revolutionary ideas. It is astonishing that France, who produced great composers throughout music history, failed to produce a great figure during the classical times. Or maybe it has and we don’t know about it. It is hard not to see the similarities between Chopin’s ‘Revolutionary’ Etude and Montgéroult’s Etude No.107, or between the opening piece, the F minor Fugue and Mendelssohn’s Fugue op.35/1. Hélène de Montgéroult wrote and published all her music between 1795 and 1812, either before or just around the time Chopin and Mendelssohn were born. It is fitting that the ideas of equality of the French Revolution coincided with the life of a great woman composer. It is fitting that her importance and influence in the history of music be recognized and the oversight corrected.

Reviews

[Hélène de Montgeroult’s] Ninth Sonata plus 12 of her many Études and some imaginative variations are played here with warmth and poise by Edna Stern on a historic Pleyel piano. The Études encompass rigorous counterpoint and rhapsodic invention, sometimes simultaneously: No 37 is like Bach’s C major Prelude reimagined by Schumann. And Chopin’s C minor Étude sounds less Revolutionary after you’ve heard de Montgeroult’s swirling Étude No 107, which anticipates it by 20-odd years.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 26 January 2017

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