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Beethoven: Moonlight, Pathétique Sonatas, Etc / Gieseking


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 69019   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
2. Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
4. Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
5. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathétique' Op. 13 (1990 Digital Remaster): I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathétique' Op. 13 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathétique' Op. 13 (1990 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major Op. 14 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major Op. 14 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major Op. 14 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegro comodo)
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 14 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 14 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): Andante
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 14 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): Scherzo (Allegro assai)
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat Major Op. 27 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): I. Andante - Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat Major Op. 27 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro molto e vivace
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat Major Op. 27 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio con espressione - Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster): III. Presto agitato

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Geiseking: Beethoven Reincarnate July 24, 2012 By Susan H. See All My Reviews "I was in high school when I first heard of Walter Geiseking from a teacher who told me that he was one of the best when it came to playing Beethoven's works. As I was in the process of learning "Moonlight Sonata" myself, I went right out and bought the album (OK, I'm dating myself here). In my opinion, very few pianists have come close to playing "Moonlight" and "Pathetique" with the force, finesse and clarity of technique that he could. I've been collecting his work ever since. This is a great CD!" Report Abuse
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