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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No 8, 14, & 23 / Daniel Barenboim


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66991   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[Louis] Lortie shares with [Russell] Sherman a tendency to interpret by suggestion, achieved by a host of unexpected pauses and rubatos. Daniel Barenboim, back in the recording palaeolithic (1966) and brimming with joyous self-confidence, wouldn’t have stooped to such portentous prevarication. Flashy he may be, but his playing still reverberates with a directness and ferocity that leave one gasping."

-- Christopher Wood, BBC Music Magazine

There is a rhapsodic feel to Barenboim's approach which is very convincing. The Appassionata, like the Pathetique, is rather wild and rhapsodic in the first movement, and the slow speed for the central variations brings a simple, natural intensity which contrasts
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-- Penguin Guide [2003/4] Edition
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1966 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1966 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1966 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique" (1999 Digital Remaster): First movement: Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique" (1999 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique" (1999 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (1999 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (1999 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (1999 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Presto agitato - Adagio - Presto agitato
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 "Appassionata" (1999 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 "Appassionata" (1999 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Andante con moto
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 "Appassionata" (1999 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro, ma non troppo - Presto

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