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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No 21 & 32 / Ashkenazy


Release Date: 08/21/2007 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 3311   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recordings on this short CD suggest an instrument fairly closely related to the piano, but Ashkenazy overcomes that to give a thrilling account of the Waldstein Sonata and a moving one of Opus 111. Interesting.

Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 2 (out of 5)

-- Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine
The recordings on this short CD suggest an instrument fairly closely related to the piano, but Ashkenazy overcomes that to give a thrilling account of the Waldstein Sonata and a moving one of Opus 111. Interesting.

Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 2 (out of 5)

-- Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": I. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": II. Introduzione: Adagio molto
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111: II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

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