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Beethoven: Sonatas no 15 "Pastorale" & 17 "Tempest" / Gilels


Release Date: 01/07/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419161   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gilels's account of the so-called Tempest Sonata is daunting in its intellectual control, not least in the finale. This is not a reading which is consciously daemonic, fluid or exquisitely "painted," the tensions eerily depressed. With Gilels the issues are brought out into the open, identified, and worked out with great rigour... The digital transfers are brilliant and true.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [8/1986]
Gilels's account of the so-called Tempest Sonata is daunting in its intellectual control, not least in the finale. This is not a reading which is consciously daemonic, fluid or exquisitely "painted," the tensions eerily depressed. With Gilels the issues are brought out into the open, identified, and worked out with great rigour... The digital transfers are brilliant and true.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [8/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 

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