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Beethoven For All - Piano Sonatas / Daniel Barenboim


Release Date: 10/16/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001699702  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Beethoven’s music is universal,” says Daniel Barenboim. “Everywhere in the world – it speaks to all people.” The world finds itself in a time of upheaval. In the Arab lands an unprecedented struggle for self-determination is taking place. Seldom before have the words of Beethoven the Sturm und Drang revolutionary been more relevant. But Edward Said, a great Beethoven expert in his own right, valued the Bonn master not only for his transcendental qualities. He repeatedly pointed out that the universality of his music stems from its expression of the highest human ideals. Music for Beethoven begins only after the revolution – at the point when the question becomes how all people can live together in peace. Daniel Barenboim knows about this Read more spirit of optimism and idealism, about revolutionary force and the power of visions – that is also why his Beethoven captures the spirit of the times and sounds so topical and so modern. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 
2. Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
4. Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
5. Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
6. Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
7. Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
8. 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 
9. Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
10. Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
11. Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
12. Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
13. Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
14. 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 
15. Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
16. Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
17. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
18. Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
19. Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
20. Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
21. Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
22. Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
23. 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 
24. Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
25. Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
26. Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
27. Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
28. Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
29. Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
30. Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
31. Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
32. Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1: 2. Adagio
Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1: 4. Prestissimo
Piano Sonata No.2 in A, Op.2 No.2: 1. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No.2 in A, Op.2 No.2: 2. Largo appassionato
Piano Sonata No.2 in A, Op.2 No.2: 3. Scherzo (Allegretto)
Piano Sonata No.2 in A, Op.2 No.2: 4. Rondo (Grazioso)
Piano Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3: 2. Adagio
Piano Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3: 4. Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, Op.7: 1. Allegro molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, Op.7: 2. Largo, con gran espressione
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, Op.7: 3. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, Op.7: 4. Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)
Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1: 1. Allegro molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1: 2. Adagio molto
Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1: 3. Finale (Prestissimo)
Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op.10 No.2: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op.10 No.2: 2. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op.10 No.2: 3. Presto

Customer Reviews

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 Sonically Spectacular Recordings March 28, 2013 By David Izzard (Leawood, KS) See All My Reviews "When this boxed set went on sale I couldn't resist and I'm glad I didn't. These are sonically spectacular recordings. And Mr. Barenboim's interpretations of these great works are well worth hearing. You may find different but you won't find better." Report Abuse
 Double Casting on Beethoven December 5, 2012 By Warren Johnson (Altadena, CA) See All My Reviews "Though I had already purchased the video box of this program, I was eager to acquire the CD box noted here. Originally, I thought the performances were dated from the first series Barenboim recorded. I'm not disappointed to have invested in these late essays. Of course, the modern performances are an improve- ment sonically. One values from such inciteful rendering of these great performance. I rate this box 5 on a scale of 5. Thanks for making the discs available for such a modest price." Report Abuse
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