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Beethoven: 3 Piano Sonatas / Misha Dichter


Release Date: 04/08/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 422475   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Misha Dichter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brittleness and sweetness are the main ingredients, and Dichter mixes them with a confectioner's art. The Moonlight Sonata begins with a ritardando on the first triplet and proceeds by little hillocks of feeling to conjure a scene of a limpid and enervated beauty, limpid and feminine... The Adagio cantabile of the Pathitique is both adagio and cantabile, subtle and refined, an aesthetician's view of the music... Dreamy aestheticism and some agogic freedom suits the opening movement of the late Sonata, Op. 101... I sense in Dichter's playing affection, intelligence, and imagination...

-- Gramophone [5/1980]
reviewing the original LP release

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...Dichter's individual profile
Read more emerges more forcefully in Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata. Although his basic tempo for the famous first movement is slightly more brisk than Beethoven's Adagio sostenuto marking suggests, the pianist's delicate phrasing conveys plenty of poetic introspection. Dichter uncovers unconventional yet convincing inner-voice movement in the Allegretto, and concludes with a conservatively paced, meticulously accentuated finale.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the Moonlight Sonata, reissued as part of Pentatone 5186124
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Misha Dichter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 15 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Misha Dichter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 18 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Misha Dichter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  The Netherlands 
Length: 21 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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