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Beethoven: Complete Works for Solo Piano / Buchbinder

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Release Date: 07/31/2020 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 530484  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
Number of Discs: 16 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The exploration of Beethoven’s piano works still continues to astonish me,” wrote the Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder in 2014, introducing his book Mein Beethoven: Leben mit dem Meister. “Even pieces that I have performed hundreds of times never lose their freshness to me.” Buchbinder recorded this collection of Beethoven’s complete works for solo piano – which includes a number of rarities – between 1973 and 1981. At its heart, of course, are the sonatas. As Buchbinder has said: “There are, I believe, no more personal statements of a human being than those we find in these 32 piano sonatas, which are also the crowning glory of Beethoven’s oeuvre.” “The exploration of Beethoven’s piano works still continues to astonish me,” wrote the Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder in 2014, introducing his book Mein Beethoven: Leben mit dem Meister. “Even pieces that I have performed hundreds of times never lose their freshness to me.” Buchbinder recorded this collection of Beethoven’s complete works for solo piano – which includes a number of rarities – between 1973 and 1981. At its heart, of course, are the sonatas. As Buchbinder has said: “There are, I believe, no more personal statements of a human being than those we find in these 32 piano sonatas, which are also the crowning glory of Beethoven’s oeuvre.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelles (7) for Piano, Op. 33 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Bagatelles (11) for Piano, Op. 119 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820-1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Allegretto for Piano in C major, WoO 56 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Presto for Piano in C minor, WoO 52 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
38.
Variations (9) for Piano in C minor on a March by Dressler, WoO 63 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Bonn, Germany 
39.
Variations (8) for Piano in F major on a theme by Süssmayr, WoO 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Variations (8) for Piano in C major on a theme by Grétry, WoO 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
41.
Variations (7) for Piano in F major on a theme by Winter, WoO 75 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
42.
Variations (7) for Piano in C major on "God Save the King", WoO 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
43.
Variations (6) for Harp/Piano in F major on a Swiss Song, WoO 64 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1793; Bonn, Germany 
44.
Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
45.
Variations (5) for Piano on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
48.
Variations (24) for Piano on Righini's "Venni amore", WoO 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790-1791; Bonn, Germany 
49.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Austria 
50.
Variations (13) for Piano in A major on a theme of von Dittersdorf, WoO 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; Bonn, Germany 
51.
Variations (12) for Piano on Haibel's "Menuet à la Viganò", WoO 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
52.
Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
53.
Variations (10) for Piano on Salieri's "La stressa le stessissima", WoO 73 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
54.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, WoO 47: no 3 in D major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1783; Bonn, Germany 
55.
Rondo for Piano in G major, Op. 51 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
56.
Rondo for Piano in C major, Op. 51 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1797; Vienna, Austria 
57.
Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage Over a Lost Penny" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
58.
Polonaise for Piano in C major, Op. 89 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
59.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Allegretto quasi andante for Piano in G minor, WoO 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 

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