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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 2 Nos 1-3 / Murray Perahia


Release Date: 05/16/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64397   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Murray Perahia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Murray Perahia’s blend of gentle wit, intelligence, humanity and meticulous attention to detail make this disc a joy. Perahia takes the F minor Sonata, often mangled by students in their first Beethovenian attempts, as seriously as it deserves; whether in its finale’s whirlwind prestissimo or in No. 2’s chromatic upward shifts or the glittering double-thirds of No. 3’s opening, these interpretations are gripping, songful and very rewarding.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine
Murray Perahia’s blend of gentle wit, intelligence, humanity and meticulous attention to detail make this disc a joy. Perahia takes the F minor Sonata, often mangled by students in their first Beethovenian attempts, as seriously as it deserves; whether in its finale’s whirlwind prestissimo or in No. 2’s chromatic upward shifts or the glittering double-thirds of No. 3’s opening, these interpretations are gripping, songful and very rewarding.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/30/1990 
Venue:  Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto. Allegretto
IV. Prestissimo
I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo appassionato
III. Scherzo. Allegretto
IV. Rondo. Grazioso
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Allegro assai

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