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MARIA GRINBERG PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms



Maria Grinberg plays Beethoven's complete piano concerti and piano sonatas as well as other diverse works for piano.  On this page, she also plays various concerti and sonatas by Mozart, and the music of the great Germani romantics.

You just might hear the best "Rage over a lost penny" ever.  And you will hear the most beautiful performance of the Brahms E♭ major Intermezzo from Op 117 that I have ever heard. And the performance of the Schumann concerto is wonderful.  But most of all, I love the Schubert.  It is played by Mari lovingly, sweetly, and with such grace and beauty.



Maria Grinberg plays Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas


1 in F minor, Op 2 ~1
i Allegro - 03:30ii Adagio - 07:33iii Menuetto: Allegretto - 10:16iv Prestissimo

2 in A major, Op 2 ~2
14:45i Allegro vivace - 22:37ii Largo appassionato - 29:18iii Scherzo: Allegretto - 32:32iv Rondo: Grazioso

3 in C major, Op 2 ~3
38:58i Allegro con brio - 47:14ii Adagio - 56:06iii Scherzo - 59:32 ➢ iv Allegro assai

4 in E major, Op 7
1:05:05i Allegro molto e con brio - 1:13:14ii Largo, con gran espressione - 1:20:57 iii Allegro - 1:26:09iv Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso

5 in C minor, Op 10 ~1
1:33:07i Allegro molto e con brio - 1:39:04ii Adagio molto - 1:45:38iii Prestissimo

6 in F major, Op 10 ~2
1:49:52i Allegro - 1:55:32ii Allegretto  - 1:59:52iii Presto

7 in D major, Op 10 ~3
2:04:17
i Presto - 2:11:22ii Largo e mesto - 2:20:21 iii Menuetto: Allegro - 2:23:13iv Rondo: Allegro

8 in C minor, Op 13 "Pathétique"
2:27:20i Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio - 2:35:37ii Adagio cantabile - 2:40:26iii Rondo: Allegro

9 in E major, Op 14 ~1
2:44:38i Allegro - 2:51:16 ii Allegretto - 2:57:00 ➢ Rondo - iii Allegro comodo

10 in G major, Op 14 ~2
2:59:39i Allegro - 3:06:09ii Andante con variazioni - 3:10:31iii Scherzo: Allegro assai

11 in B major, Op 22
3:14:00i Allegro con brio - 3:22:13ii Adagio con molto espressione - 3:31:11iii Menuetto - 3:34:22 ➢ iv Rondo: Allegretto

12 in A major, Op 26
3:40:10i Andante con variazioni - 3:48:31ii Scherzo: Allegro molto  - 3:51:00iii Maestoso andante - 3:56:45iv Allegro

13 in E major "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27 ~1
3:59:14i Andante. Allegro. Andante - 4:04:01ii Allegro molto e vivace - 4:05:52iii Adagio con espressione - 4:08:45iv Allegro vivace

14 in C minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op 27 ~2, 'Moonlight'
4:14:40i Adagio sostenuto - 4:20:24ii Allegretto - 4:22:18iii Presto agitato

15 in D major, Op 28 "Pastorale"
4:30:25
i Allegro - 4:40:33ii Andante - 4:49:52iii Scherzo: Allegro vivace - 4:52:00iv Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

16 in G major, Op 31 ~1
4:56:45i Allegro vivace - 5:03:33ii Adagio grazioso - 5:14:34iii Rondo: allegretto - presto

17 in D minor, Op 31 ~2 "The Tempest"
5:21:00i Largo. Allegro - 5:29:22ii Adagio - 5:36:34iii Allegretto

18 in E major, Op 31 ~3 "The Hunt"
5:43:15i Allegro - 5:51:28ii Scherzo: Allegretto vivace - 5:56:10iii Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso - 6:00:33iv Presto con fuoco

19 in G minor, Op 49 ~1
6:04:58i Andante - 6:11:01ii Rondo: Allegro

20 in G major, Op 49 ~2
6:14:35i Allegro ma non troppo - 6:19:08ii Tempo di Menuetto

21 in C major, Op 53 "Waldstein"
6:22:42i Allegro con brio - 6:33:59ii Introduzione: Adagio molto. Attacca - 6:38:30iii Rondo: Allegretto moderato. Prestissimo

22 in F major, Op 54
6:47:37i In tempo d'un menuetto - 6:53:10ii Allegretto

23 in F minor, Op 57 "Appassionata"
6:58:42i Allegro assai - 7:08:59ii Andante con moto - 7:14:59iii Allegro ma non troppo. Presto

24 in F major, Op 78 "À Thérèse"
7:20:27i Adagio cantabile. Allegro ma non troppo - 7:26:50ii Allegro vivace

25 in G major, Op 79
7:29:35i Presto alla tedesca - 7:34:20ii Andante - 7:36:40iii Vivace

26 in E major, Op 81a "Les Adieux"
7:38:38i Les Adieux: Adagio. Allegro - 7:45:43ii L'Absence: Andante espressivo - 7:49:25iii Le Retour: Vivacissimamente

27 in E minor, Op 90
7:55:20i Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck - 8:00:58ii Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

28 in A major, Op 101
8:07:32i Allegretto, ma non troppo - 8:11:12ii Vivace alla marcia - 8:16:52iii Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto - 8:20:04iv Allegro

29 in B major, Op 106 "Hammerklavier"
8:27:12i Allegro - 8:38:14ii Scherzo: Assai vivace - 8:41:11iii Adagio sostenuto - 8:58:03iv Introduzione: Largo. Fuga: Allegro risoluto

30 in E major, Op 109
9:10:40i Vivace ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo - 9:13:54 ➢ ii Prestissimo - 9:16:25iii Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

31 in A major, Op 110
9:27:50i Moderato cantabile molto espressivo - 9:34:44ii Allegro molto - 9:36:35iii Adagio, ma non troppo. Fuga: Allegro, ma non troppo

32 in C minor, Op 111
9:48:24i Maestoso. Allegro con brio ed appassionato9:57:46ii Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile




Maria Grinberg plays Beethoven - The Complete Piano Concerti

1 in C major, Op 15
i Allegro con brio - 19:05ii Largo - 31:55 iii Rondo: Allegro scherzando
Dmitry Kitaenko conducting the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
recorded live in 1970

2 in B major, Op 19
41:55i Allegro con brio - 56:46ii Adagio - 1:04:57iii Rondo: Molto allegro
Kirill Kondrashin conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
recorded in 1947

3 in C minor, Op 37
1:10:43i Allegro con brio - 1:28:06ii Largo - 1:37:28iii Rondo: Allegro
Kurt Sanderling conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
recorded in 1965

4 in G major, Op 58
1:45:58i Allegro moderato - 2:03:31ii Andante con moto - 2:09:00iii Rondo (Vivace)
Näme Jarvi conducting the USSR State Symphony Orchestra
recorded in 1965

5 in E major, Op 73 "Emperor"
2:18:37i Allegro - 2:38:19ii Adagio un poco mosso - 2:45:51iii Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
Kurt Sanderling conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
recorded in
1949




Beethoven  Fantaisie in G minor, Op 77
Minuet in G major, WoO 10 ~2
Ecossaise in E♭ major, WoO 83




Beethoven  6 Variations in G major on Paisiello's Duet "Nel corpiu non mi sento", WoO70




Beethoven  Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio, Op129 "Rage over a lost penny"




Mozart  Fantasia in C minor, K 396

recorded in 1969




Mozart  Piano Sonata 15 in F major, K 533/ 494
i Allegro - 7:24ii Andante - 14:02iii Rondo: Allegretto

recorded in 1970




Mozart  Piano Sonata 18 in D Major, K 576
i Allegro - 04:42ii Adagio - 09:33 iiiAllegretto

recorded in 1961




Mozart  Piano Concerto 24 in C minor, K 491
Victor Dubrovsky conducting an unidentified orchestra
recorded live in 1964

i Allegro



ii Larghetto



iii Allegretto (variations)




Schubert  Fantasy in F minor, D 940
arranged for two hands by Maria Grinberg


Part I



Part II




Schubert  Impromptus, Op 90 D 899
1 Allegro molto moderato - 10:522 Allegro - 16:043 Andante - 22:374 Allegretto

recorded live in 1974




Schubert Piano Sonata 13 in A major, D 664
i Allegro moderato - 06:00ii Andante - 11:24iii Allegro

recorded live in 1974




Schubert  Piano Sonata 16 in A minor, D 845
i Moderato - 08:29 ii Andante poco moto - 20:02iii Scherzo: Allegro vivace  Trio: Un poco più lento - 27:37 iv Rondo: Allegro vivace




Schubert-Liszt  7 Lieder
1 "Der Wanderer" - 06:30 2 "Liebesbotschaft" - 09:48 3 "Der Atlas" - 13:30 4 "Abschied"
20:01 5 "Die Stadt" - 23:17 6 "Erstarrung" - 27:26 7 "Auf dem Wasser zu singen"

recorded in 1976




Schubert-Grinberg  Waltzer und Ländler

recorded in 1974




Mendelssohn Scherzo a capriccio in Fminor,WoO 3

recorded in 1950




Mendelssohn  Phantasie in Fminor, Op 28 "Scottish Sonata"
i Con moto agitato - 05:32 ii Allegro con moto - 08:09 iii Presto

recorded in the late 1960s




Mendelssohn  from "Songs Without Words"
9 in E major, Op 30 ~3 - 02:16 17 in A minor, Op 38 ~5 - 05:19Op 53 ~5 - 08:56 Op 67 ~2
10:58  Op 67 ~3 - 13:50 Op 62 ~4 - 15:06 Op 62 ~3 - 18:06 Op 102 ~1 - 22:40 Op 38 ~2 - 25:09 Op 53 ~2
27:51 Op 62 ~1 - 30:22 Op 85 ~2 - 31:44 Op 67 ~5 - 34:10 Op 102 ~4 - 35:56 Op 62 ~6 - 37:52 Op 102 ~5

radio recordings in 1967 & 1968




Schumann   "Symphonic Etudes" Op 13

recorded in 1961




Schumann  Kinderszenen, Op 15

recorded in 1951




Schumann  from Bunte Blätter, Op 99
10 Praludium - 01:161 Stücke I - 03:252 Stücke II - 04:163 Stücke III - 05:014 Albumblatter I
06:565 Albumblatter II - 07:44 6Albumblatter III - 09:297 Albumblatter IV - 11:468 Albumblatter V - 13:2713 Scherzo




Schumann  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op 54
Karl Eliasberg conducting an unidentified orchestra


ia Allegro affettuoso



ib Allegro affettuoso



ii Intermezzo: Andante grazioso



iii Allegro vivace




Brahms  Variations on a theme by Schumann, Op 9




Brahms  Ballade in  B major, Op 10 ~4




Brahms  from Sixteen Waltzes, Op 39
1 in B major - 01:003 in G minor - 01:397 in C minor - 04:2316 in D minor - 04:546 in C major - 05:5615 in A major




Brahms  Capriccio in B minor, Op 76 ~2

recorded in 1950




Brahms  Intermezzo in E♭ major, Op 117 ~1

recorded in 1961










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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