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Idil Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 4: Berg, Webern, Boulez

Berg / Webern / Boulez / Biret
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571277   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alban BergAnton WebernPierre Boulez
Performer:  Idil Biret
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Boulez’s major contribution to the sonata literature is the 2nd. Schwann currently lists only those by Pollini and Biret. Both are excellent and have the advantage of emphasizing complementary aspects of the score. Pollini’s performance, the icier, is more alert to the music’s violence…Biret’s performance, reminds us of the music’s fantastic side: she’s more effective in the impressionistic haze of the 2nd movement, and she manages to give the 3rd movement an almost jazzy flavor…Biret and Pollini simply carry you forward." - Fanfare "Boulez’s major contribution to the sonata literature is the 2nd. Schwann currently lists only those by Pollini and Biret. Both are excellent and have the advantage of emphasizing complementary aspects of the score. Pollini’s performance, the icier, is more alert to the music’s violence…Biret’s performance, reminds us of the music’s fantastic side: she’s more effective in the impressionistic haze of the 2nd movement, and she manages to give the 3rd movement an almost jazzy flavor…Biret and Pollini simply carry you forward." - Fanfare Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1907-08; Austria 
2. Variations for piano, Op. 27 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935-1936; Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Variations for Piano, Op. 27: I. Sehr massig
Variations for Piano, Op. 27: II. Sehr schnell
Variations for Piano, Op. 27: III. Ruhig fliessend
Piano Sonata No. 2: I. Extremement rapide - Encore plus vif
Piano Sonata No. 2: II. Lent
Piano Sonata No. 2: III. Modere, presque vif
Piano Sonata No. 2: IV. Vif - Tres modere... Tres librement...

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