Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Pathetique & Moonlight Live Chasing The Dragon CD


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The "Moonlight" and "Pathetique" piano sonatas are performed here by the wonderful pianist John Lenehan. This CD release was originally recorded directly on to the vinyl cutting machine at Air Studios which is known as a "Direct Cut", and sounds wonderful.

Pathetique & Moonlight Live CD

Live studio recording of pianist John Lenehan's performance of Beethoven's Moonlight and Pathetique Piano Sonatas.


- Audiophile Demonstration Album
- Direct to Disc (D2D) live recording
- Mastered at Air Studios in London
- Produced/Engineered by Mike Valentine

"This is a 'Direct Cut' recording of the wonderful pianist John Lenehan, performing two of Beethoven's wonderful Sonatas. We recorded the album at Air Studios on a very hot July day. Creating a "Direct Cut" means that John had to play "live", with no editing at all. You cannot stop the record lathe once you have started. Any mistakes and you must start all over again. John used no score and plays both sides beautifully. Yes, there are a few pedal noises, but I don't think they are too distracting. We hope that you have as much pleasure in listening, as we had in creating this great album!"
- Mike Valentine, Chasing The Dragon


1. "Pathetique" - Sonata No8, Op13

2. "Moonlight" - Sonata No14, Op27, No2

Chasing The Dragon Audiophile Recordings

Chasing The Dragon have become known as one of the leading producers of audiophile recordings. The UK label owned by Mike Valentine offers Direct Cut LPs. Audiophile LPs, CDs, and Master Tapes which will demonstrate the potential of your Hi-Fi system.

Chasing The Dragon's releases are so detailed, if you take the time to familiarise yourself with the subtleties of these reference-level recordings, the next time you make any changes, big or small, to your Hi-Fi system, the differences will be notable.

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