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Beethoven: Complete Piano Music: Sonatas, Bagatelles, Etc / Rudolf Buchbinder


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 2564660745   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
Number of Discs: 15 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between the early 1970s and early 1980s Rudolf Buchbinder recorded Beethoven’s complete solo piano music, surpassing Alfred Brendel’s similarly comprehensive survey from the early 1960s in terms of sonic and artistic consistency. In the main, Buchbinder’s Beethoven fuses the best of disparate yet equally valid traditions, from Kempff’s tasteful rhetorical gestures and Serkin’s gaunt propulsion to Gieseking’s Apollonian poise and Backhaus’ communicative immediacy.

In the sonatas, tempos are generally faster and phrasing is less subjective yet no less flexible in comparison to Buchbinder’s live 2010/11 remakes. The sonatas also are arranged into sensibly contrasting CD-length programs, rather than in numerical order. I prefer
Read more certain earlier readings, like the tauter “Hammerklavier”, Op. 2 No. 2’s more straightforward Rondo (sound sample), the leaner and brisker “Appassionata” central variations, and a far less pulled about Op. 90 second movement. The numerous variation sets also benefit from Buchbinder’s suavely unified tempo relationships and vivid characterizations.

Incidentally, Buchbinder recorded the complete collection of variations Anton Diabelli commissioned from various composers. Only Beethoven’s monumental Op. 120 contribution is included here, yet you certainly can’t complain about Buchbinder’s dramatically charged and spiritually uplifting interpretation. Buchbinder won’t displace your favorite versions of individual sonatas or variation sets, yet his finished technique and sense of style certainly lend distinction to this bargain-priced, 15-CD boxed set. It is the finest complete Beethoven solo piano music cycle on the market featuring a single pianist.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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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)
Written: 1802 
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: Romantic 
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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