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Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas Vol 2 / Backhaus


Release Date: 09/17/2001 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4672402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A compendium of marvellous performances from the grand old Beethovenian, Wilhelm Backhaus, these performances have all the gravitas traditionally associated with this pianist but also youthful fire in such pieces as the Appassionata. The three 'big name' sonatas frame two 'little' ones - the charming Opp. 78 and 79, respectively A Therese and Alla tedesca. A compendium of marvellous performances from the grand old Beethovenian, Wilhelm Backhaus, these performances have all the gravitas traditionally associated with this pianist but also youthful fire in such pieces as the Appassionata. The three 'big name' sonatas frame two 'little' ones - the charming Opp. 78 and 79, respectively A Therese and Alla tedesca. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 

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