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Beethoven: The Op. 31 Sonatas / Richard Goode


Release Date: 06/25/1991 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79212   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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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... 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]
reviewing Goode's complete Beethoven Sonatas box set
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... 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]
reviewing Goode's complete Beethoven Sonatas box set Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Goode (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 

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