Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Variations

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Variations


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Ecossaise in E flat major, WoO 86

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1

Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79


Andor Foldes (piano)

One of three complementary albums which celebrate the art of the Hungarian pianist Andor Foldes in the music of Beethoven, this Eloquence release pairs an eventful journey through the composer’s sonatas with his excursions into shorter and lighter repertoire.

Taken by itself, the release would serve as an ideal introduction to Beethoven’s piano music. Foldes was renowned for his no-frills pianism, just as the composer was known in his own time for lessons which did not fuss about a dropped note here or there but concentrated on expression and direct communication. These are the qualities already to be prized in the Op. 7 Sonata, written five years after Beethoven’s decisive move from Bonn to Vienna but still bursting with the exuberance of his 20s.

At the other end of the composer’s career, the release presents Beethoven at his most puzzling and confrontational in the Op. 126 Bagatelles – the briefest of which lasts barely ten seconds – and at his most searching in his penultimate Sonata, Op. 110.

The Ecossaises and little-known Rondos present a lighter, more carefree side to Beethoven, and his best-known work for piano, Für Elise, shares a tenderness with the more profound slow movement which he had intended to use for the ‘Waldstein’ Sonata but eventually let stand alone as the Andante favori.

Foldes made these recordings over four years at the end of the 1950s, when he was invited across the world to perform the Classical masters which he had most loved since the beginning of his prodigious career: he had performed the First and Fourth concertos in public by the age of eleven. He was a diligent and sober recording artist, as his Beethoven series for Deutsche Grammophon exemplifies.

“The Ecossaises suddenly break free from the chilly discipline, and blossom delightfully… The recording is at once deep and clear.” Gramophone Magazine, March 1958

“Foldes has quite wonderful technique. It is impossible to think of his ever playing strings of wrong notes; one could more easily believe his last wrong note occurred in 1949, so assured does he sound. His playing is beautifully clean.” Gramophone Magazine, November 1959 (Rondos)

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Australian Eloquence - ELQ4827053

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

Salzburg Festival 2014, Mozarteum


Beethoven’s opus of 32 piano sonatas, known as “the New Testament of piano music”, is a landmark in piano literature. Spanning Beethoven’s entire life, the sonatas reflect his whole development as a human being and a musician, moving from one century into the next, from one epoch in music in to another. With the sonatas “Pathétique”, “Moonlight”, “Waldstein”, “Appassionata”, “Hammerklavier” and the final sonata op. 111, the cycle contains some of the most known piano pieces of all time. Now, for the first time in its history the complete cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival. For this challenge the Festival asked no less than the world-renowned and influential Beethoven expert and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. With more than 45 performances of Beethoven’s complete sonata cycle in concert halls all over the world and his relentless drive to discover new details and facets in the sonatas through meticulous study of the scores, “Buchbinder has set new standards in the interpretation of Beethoven’s works” (Bayerischer Rundfunk).

BONUS: 36 minutes interview with Rudolf Buchbinder about the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

SOUND FORMAT Blu-ray: PCM 2.0, dts-HD MA 4.0

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES: Bonus in German / Subtitles in English, Korean, Japanese

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 644 mins Concert: 608 mins + Bonus: 36 mins

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C Major Rudolf Buchbinder Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - 734804

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

Salzburg Festival 2014, Mozarteum


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2


Beethoven’s opus of 32 piano sonatas, known as “the New Testament of piano music”, is a landmark in piano literature. Spanning Beethoven’s entire life, the sonatas reflect his whole development as a human being and a musician, moving from one century into the next, from one epoch in music in to another. With the sonatas “Pathétique”, “Moonlight”, “Waldstein”, “Appassionata”, “Hammerklavier” and the final sonata op. 111, the cycle contains some of the most known piano pieces of all time. Now, for the first time in its history the complete cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival. For this challenge the Festival asked no less than the world-renowned and influential Beethoven expert and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.. With more than 45 performances of Beethoven’s complete sonata cycle in concert halls all over the world and his relentless drive to discover new details and facets in the sonatas through meticulous study of the scores, “Buchbinder has set new standards in the interpretation of Beethoven’s works” (Bayerischer Rundfunk). This 2 DVD-Set includes two concerts featuring sonatas Nos. 3, 6, 7, 16, 19, 24, 26, 28 and 29 (“Hammerklavier”).

SOUND FORMAT: DVD: DTS 4.0, PCM Stereo

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 172 mins

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

C Major Rudolf Buchbinder Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - 734308

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$33.50

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

Salzburg Festival 2014, Mozarteum


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2


Beethoven’s opus of 32 piano sonatas, known as “the New Testament of piano music”, is a landmark in piano literature. Spanning Beethoven’s entire life, the sonatas reflect his whole development as a human being and a musician, moving from one century into the next, from one epoch in music in to another. With the sonatas “Pathétique”, “Moonlight”, “Waldstein”, “Appassionata”, “Hammerklavier” and the final sonata op. 111, the cycle contains some of the most known piano pieces of all time. Now, for the first time in its history the complete cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival. For this challenge the Festival asked no less than the world-renowned and influential Beethoven expert and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.. With more than 45 performances of Beethoven’s complete sonata cycle in concert halls all over the world and his relentless drive to discover new details and facets in the sonatas through meticulous study of the scores, “Buchbinder has set new standards in the interpretation of Beethoven’s works” (Bayerischer Rundfunk). This Blu-ray includes two concerts featuring sonatas Nos. 3, 6, 7, 16, 19, 24, 26, 28 and 29 (“Hammerklavier”).

SOUND FORMAT: Blu-ray: DTS-HD MA 4.0, PCM 2.0

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 172 mins

Blu-ray Disc

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C Major Rudolf Buchbinder Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - 734404

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$33.50

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Barenboim plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.4

Barenboim plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol.4

Live recording from Palais Kinsky and Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna, 1983-84


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101


Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

New Release on Euroarts's sub-label: Recorded Excellence – Historical Value. The aim of the new series is to make accessible to music lovers and collectors top-quality recordings documenting extra-special concert performances that were hitherto unreleased or were no longer available, either for the first time or as re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The main focus is on artists and repertoire. The new series will showcase defining concert moments of music history.

Digitally remastered and restored from 35mm film. Including intensive and high-quality audio and visualrestoration.

In the fourth part of five DVDs, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim performs Sonatas 22 to 28 of the so-called 'New Testament' of music, Ludwig van Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas.

Composed over twenty-five years and embodying the shift of musical taste from the Classic to the Romantic, their performance requires a musician of extraordinary versatility.Daniel Barenboim is one such pianist – his recordings run the gamut from Bach and Mozart to Bruckner and Bartók. Infollowing in the footsteps of such masters as Artur Schnabel, Barenboim truly shows himself to be among the greatest living musicians.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 158 mins

“Barenboim brings to these a freshness of approach, and sensitivity. His expressive powers are wondrous and he captures the full range of emotions that these works have to offer. You get the feeling that he really understands this music and that he has an improvisatory and spontaneous approach.” MusicWeb International, 22nd April 2013

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EuroArts Barenboim plays Beethoven Sonatas - 2066508

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 2

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 2


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77


On the second volume in his complete cycle of all 32 sonatas, Jonathan Biss has chosen the early but large-scale ‘Grand Sonata’ op.7 from 1796, a work exceeded in length only by the ‘Hammerklavier’ sonata, and the most famous of all the sonatas – the ‘Moonlight’, along with the Fantasy and op.78.

Spanning the years 1795 to 1822, the piano sonatas contain some of Beethoven’s most profound musical utterances. Beethoven’s subtle transformation of the piano sonata form is extraordinary, from the classical style of the early sonatas to the freer multi-movement structures of the visionary late works. The rare Fantasy op.77 gives an insight to Beethoven’s improvisatory style, in which he was without equal. Moscheles and Czerny both said that this work reminded them of Beethoven’s famous improvisations. It dates from 1808, the same year as the delightful and compact op.78 sonata.

“Biss makes clear his admiration for [Beethoven's youthful compositions]” Sunday Times, 20th January 2013

“One impressive Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle seems to follow another these days with great regularity, and Jonathan Biss's seems destined to rank highly among them...So infectious is Biss's love for these works, so enviable his technique, that however many versions of them you have, you need to add this one.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2013 *****

“the first movement grabs your attention by virtue of the pianist's lean sonority, linear clarity and headlong yet controlled brio...Compared to the polished yet glib G major Fantasy that opened his 2005 EMI debut, Biss's remake digs deeper into detail...In sum, Biss's Beethoven has appreciably evolved and hopefully will continue to do so over the course of future volumes.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2013

“Biss has built a well-deserved reputation as a Beethoven pianist of stature … Here is modern Beethoven pianism of high quality, in terms of musicianship, technical command and genuine grasp of Beethoven’s early and middle-period output. Very nicely recorded, too, with warm and satisfying sound.” MusicWeb International, 30th April 2013

“Biss has built a well-deserved reputation as a Beethoven pianist of stature, and on this new disc he reinforces it … Here is modern Beethoven pianism of high quality … very nicely recorded too” Musical Opinion, May/June 2013

Onyx Biss Beethoven Sonatas - ONYX4094

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Choral Fantasy

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Choral Fantasy


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Teresa Stich-Randall, Judith Hellwig (sopranos), Hilde Rössel-Majdan (contralto), Anton Dermota, Erich Majkut (tenors) & Paul Schöffler (bass)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Symphoniker, Karl Böhm


Hans Richter-Haaser (piano)

One of Eloquence’s chief credos is to bring back into circulation forgotten recordings or artists who’ve slipped from memory. ‘Hans Richter-Who?’ you might say. Born in 1912 in Dresden and taught there both by Hans Schneider and in the famous class of Robert Teichmüller, around the age of 30 Richter-Haaser moved to Detmold. At first Richter-Haaser took over the artistic direction of the city orchestra. But by 1947 he had already been entrusted with a piano masterclass. This must be seen as a substantial foundation for the rank and renown of the Detmold Music Academy, which in recent years has become a sort of forge for pianists. His recordings are, sadly, few and far between. He recorded Beethoven sonatas for both Philips and EMI. Issued several years ago on its ‘The Early Years’ imprint, these Beethoven recordings from the 1950s are long out of print and a much sought-after collector’s item. The sonatas are coupled here with Richter-Haaser as soloist in the Choral Fantasy, with Karl Böhm conducting.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4804867

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Serkin plays Beethoven

Serkin plays Beethoven

The 1945-1952 Solo Piano Recordings for American Columbia, digitally refurbished in 2004


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78


Music & Arts - MACD1141

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Claudio Arrau & Otto Klemperer

Claudio Arrau & Otto Klemperer


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110


Recorded 1957, mono

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Testament - SBT21351

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Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas (Vol. 2)

Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas (Vol. 2)


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'


A compendium of marvellous performances from the grand old Beethovenian, Wilhelm Backhaus, these performances have all the gravitas traditionally associated with this pianist but also youthful fire in such pieces as the Appassionata. The three 'big name' sonatas frame two 'little' ones - the charming Opp. 78 and 79, respectively A Therese and Alla tedesca.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4672402

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