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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 4, 27 / Richter

Beethoven / Richter
Release Date: 01/17/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1158  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Legendary piano master Richter imparts these three sonatas with all the intensity and intellect that made his playing famous.

“Orchestral solidity of sound makes the first movements immediately impressive. But the true scaling of heights comes in the slow movement of the C major [No. 3] — a colossal psychodrama here — and, unexpectedly, in the shadowy third movement of the E flat [No. 4]. The Op. 90 Sonata [No. 27] is mellower, never to the point of actually smiling, but unobtrusively responsive to the direction of Beethoven's thought. Only a select few pianists are so in touch with Beethoven the awe-inspirer; and of those is there any who can match Richter for sustained intensity and will-power?” (Gramophone)
Legendary piano master Richter imparts these three sonatas with all the intensity and intellect that made his playing famous.

“Orchestral solidity of sound makes the first movements immediately impressive. But the true scaling of heights comes in the slow movement of the C major [No. 3] — a colossal psychodrama here — and, unexpectedly, in the shadowy third movement of the E flat [No. 4]. The Op. 90 Sonata [No. 27] is mellower, never to the point of actually smiling, but unobtrusively responsive to the direction of Beethoven's thought. Only a select few pianists are so in touch with Beethoven the awe-inspirer; and of those is there any who can match Richter for sustained intensity and will-power?” (Gramophone)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 

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