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Piano Sonata No. 3 RealAudio Buy
Christoph Keller, piano.

From GŁnter Mayer's liner notes to the Berlin Classics CD of this work: "The third sonata for piano was written in July 1943 in Pacific Palisades near Los Angeles, where Hanns Eisler [lived] not far from Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann and Lion Feuchtwanger. The sonata is an exceptional work. It is among Eisler's most ambitious pieces of chamber music—full of passion, with vast dissonant conglomerations of sound in the outer movements and many lovely fragments of melody, too, recalling the 'Viennese Spirit' and the countless art songs written during those years."

Music sample © 1998 Accord.

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