Ludwig Van Beethoven Fantasia Biamonti 213: The Forgotten Fragment
The composition has a structure divided into three parts,
in the classic sequence Allegro- Andante-Allegro, of
which only the first two movements survived. The closing
Allegro -clearly proves to be unfinished and formed by
large discontinuos sections that unfortunately present
difficulties against a satisfactory completion of the
piece. For this reason, the closing Allegro, has not been
included in the present recording. On the contrary, the
first two movements prove to be complete and admirably
joined; they also show the artist at an advanced stage of
tihs artistic process. This hypothesis is supported by the
presence of numerous amendments and corrections, a costant
trait of Beehovenian creative process and also consistent
with the style of other manuscripts.
Since it is impossible to ascertain a date of composition for this work, we can only place it within the same chronological limits as the manuscripts in Kafka Sketchbook, in other words within a spam that goes from the last years in Bonn to the beginning of the new century.
In fact, the free and rhapsodic progression definitely foresees some innovative structures consistent with Beethoven's gradual intolerance towards the traditional patterns of the Sonata form.
In April of 2014, Massimo Anfossi has received an invitation from the prestigious Beethoven House in Bonn to perform the world premiere of the Fantasy Biamonti 213 on the Conrad Graf fortepiano of 1824 belonging to the great German composer.
Massimo Anfossi at Beethoven's
Haus in Bonn
Massimo Anfossi playning Beethven's piano Conrad Graf at Beethoven Haus in Bonn
25 avril 2014