Beethoven: The Last Sonatas – Gerardo Teissonnière

March 11, 2022, 9:00 am

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Steinway & Sons releases Beethoven’s last piano sonatas (Op. 109, 110, and 111), marking pianist Gerardo Teissonnière’s debut on the label. Teissonnière – who began his musical studies in Puerto Rico and now resides in Cleveland where he is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music – began performing all of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra in 2019 and presented a series of solo recitals in 2020. The album was recorded during the pandemic on a Steinway & Sons Model D. Teissonnière has been praised for “outstanding pianism, rich in dynamic sonorities, poetry, and tonal beauty,” by the San Juan Star and for “extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility” by El Nuevo Día.