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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No 27, 28, 30, 31 / Gilels


Release Date: 09/04/1998 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 457900   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Gilels died, in 1985, he left incomplete the projected set of the Beethoven sonatas he was making for DG. Sadly, one sonata he had not recorded was the sublime, final Op. 111, but he had the right coolness for the late works on this disc. Objective rather than emotional, he found plenty of variety in the music, thought in long phrases, and had impeccable control. His interpretations were always architecturally convincing. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Wadham Sutton, BBC Music Magazine
When Gilels died, in 1985, he left incomplete the projected set of the Beethoven sonatas he was making for DG. Sadly, one sonata he had not recorded was the sublime, final Op. 111, but he had the right coolness for the late works on this disc. Objective rather than emotional, he found plenty of variety in the music, thought in long phrases, and had impeccable control. His interpretations were always architecturally convincing. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Wadham Sutton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1975 
2. Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1972 
3. Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1986 
4. Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1986 

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