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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 57, 78, 79 & 90 / Brendel


Release Date: 06/05/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 442787   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"There is wonderful playing here, inspired by insight and qualities of intellectual inquiry and rigour that are without peer among classical pianists today – but you wouldn't expect anything less from Alfred Brendel... [A] document of a distinguished interpretation [and] a snapshot of the artist as well." -- Stephen Plaistow, Gramophone [11/1995] "There is wonderful playing here, inspired by insight and qualities of intellectual inquiry and rigour that are without peer among classical pianists today – but you wouldn't expect anything less from Alfred Brendel... [A] document of a distinguished interpretation [and] a snapshot of the artist as well." -- Stephen Plaistow, Gramophone [11/1995] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.25 in G, Op.79: 1. Presto alla tedesca
Piano Sonata No.25 in G, Op.79: 2. Andante
Piano Sonata No.25 in G, Op.79: 3. Vivace
Piano Sonata No.24 in F sharp, Op.78 "For Therese": 1. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Sonata No.24 in F sharp, Op.78 "For Therese": 2. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90: 1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90: 2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 1. Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 2. Andante con moto
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 3. Allegro ma non troppo

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