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Paavali Jumppanen
Sibelius • Wagner | Liszt • Beethoven

Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen has become known as an exciting and a versatile performer, who is equally at home on stage as a soloist and a chamber musician. His vast repertoire spans much of the classical piano literature, from Bach to the Avantgarde. In the recent years Jumppanen has dedicated much of his time into performing cycles of the complete Beethoven Sonatas.

Paavali Jumppanen chose the repertoire for his first Direct-to-Disc recording with several aspects in mind:

»I wanted to include those compositions for which I feel a special affinity in this new and exciting project. At the same time, I wished to put together a programme which would revive memories of the ‘Golden Age’ of the gramophone record.«

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Impomptu in B minor, Op. 5 No. 5
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) | Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Isoldens Liebestod
final scene from Richard Wagner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
I. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Production details

Executive ProducersRainer Maillard & Stephan Flock
Recording Producer & EngineerStephan Flock
Vinyl Cutting EngineerMaarten de Boer
Laquer Disc DevelopingPallas GmbH
Piano TechnicianSerge Poulain
Recording and Mastering FacilitiesEmil Berliner Studio
Recording LocationMeistersaal, Berlin
Recording EquipmentPolygram Modul Mixer
MicrophonesSennheiser MKH 20, MKH 40; Schoeps MK 22 / CMC 6
LatheNeumann VMS 80
Cutting HeadNeumann SX 74
CuttingampOrtofon Amp GO 741
PianoSteinway 589184