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Beethoven: Sonaten Opp 22, 26 & 53 / Maurizio Pollini


Release Date: 04/14/1998 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 435472   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pollini’s playing conveys almost every facet of Beethoven’s immensely complex character with a white-hot immediacy. You may feel that you’ve come into contact with Beethoven himself.

...Pollini’s playing, captured at a public recital in Vienna, is quite superb, grasping and conveying almost every facet of Beethoven’s immensely complex character with an extraordinary, white-hot immediacy (how anyone can maintain the claim that he is cold and efficient in the face of evidence like this is beyond my understanding)... You may feel that you’ve come into contact with Beethoven himself.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine
Pollini’s playing conveys almost every facet of Beethoven’s immensely complex character with a white-hot immediacy. You may feel that you’ve come into contact with Beethoven himself.

...Pollini’s playing, captured at a public recital in Vienna, is quite superb, grasping and conveying almost every facet of Beethoven’s immensely complex character with an extraordinary, white-hot immediacy (how anyone can maintain the claim that he is cold and efficient in the face of evidence like this is beyond my understanding)... You may feel that you’ve come into contact with Beethoven himself.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
2. Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.11 in B flat, Op.22: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No.11 in B flat, Op.22: 2. Adagio con molto espressione
Piano Sonata No.11 in B flat, Op.22: 3. Menuetto
Piano Sonata No.11 in B flat, Op.22: 4. Rondo (Allegretto)
Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26: 1. Andante con variazioni
Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26: 2. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26: 3. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe
Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26: 4. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53 -"Waldstein": 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53 -"Waldstein": 2. Introduzione (Adagio molto)
Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53 -"Waldstein": 3. Rondo (Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo)

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