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Beethoven: Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 / Richard Goode


Release Date: 09/19/1995 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79391  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length:  1 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is not just the power of Goode's playing that singles him out, but also the beauty, when he has such subtle control over a formidably wide tonal and dynamic range. Even at its weightiest, the sound is never dangerous... Helped by unusually full and clear recording, with no haze of reverberation, the clarity of his articulation is breathtaking, as in the running semiquavers of the finale of the Appassionata Sonata. Above all, Goode has a natural gravity which compels attention. One has to go back to the pre-digital era to find a Beethoven cycle of comparable command and intensity.

-- Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and DVDs [2005/06 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and 

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