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

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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

Region: all

C Major Rudolf Buchbinder Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - 734404

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$33.75

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Wilhelm Kempff: The Late Sonatas

Wilhelm Kempff: The Late Sonatas

pre-war 78rpm recordings


Beethoven:

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

Recorded in 1932 (Polydor 90193)

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

Recorded in 1928 (Polydor 66687/8)

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

Recorded in 1928 (Polydor 62639 & 66712)

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

Acoustic recording, 1925 (Polydor 66178/9)

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

Recorded on 7 & 25 January 1936 (Polydor 67077/81)

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

Recorded on 29 July 1936 (Polydor 67091/2)

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

Recorded on 29 July 1936 (Polydor 67088/90)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Recorded on 31 July 1936 (Polydor 67093/5)


Wilhelm Kempff had such a long life, and recorded so prolifically in the LP era, that we tend to forget that he began his recording career in 1920 in the acoustic period, and recorded 24 of the 32 Beethoven sonatas on 78s. Indeed, in the pre-war period he was second only to Schnabel (whose complete cycle was done in the 1930s) in the amount of Beethoven he recorded, and he made the first ever recordings of the sonatas op.81a, op.90 and op.101, included in this set.

Kempff went on to record two complete sonata cycles in the 1950s and 1960s but he has always been regarded as a poetic and lyrical player and his Beethoven is therefore more closely allied to Mozart than the more barnstorming approach of others. The ‘first thoughts’ included here are perhaps the freest of all his recordings and have an almost improvisatory feel. Perhaps the impossibility of editing at this period captured Kempff more naturally than in his later efforts.

None of the recordings included here are currently available elsewhere, and op.90 and op.101 have never been reissued since their original release on 78s. The acoustic op.101 is a particularly rare item barely known to collectors.

APR - APR6018

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Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 5

Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 5


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1

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

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


Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas—displaying ‘exquisite taste’—and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.

“Hewitt comes to the music with expertise honed in the Baroque repertoire, Bach especially. Her Beethoven rarely sounds susceptible to Dionysiac forces, whether passion or fury. For the Apollonian virtues of grace and clarity, though, she is an ideal guide.” Financial Times, 1st August 2015 ****

“Here is a stimulating well-contrasted programme. Each sonata benefits from Angela Hewitt's beautifully clean-cut pianistic commant, in which every score marking is placed within a precisely articulated interpretative overview.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2015

“this fifth volume, for the most part, offers interpretations characterised by intelligent virtuosity and cultivated artistry...everything comes together for Hewitt in a most inspired Op. 110. It abounds with long-lined breadth, careful dynamic scaling, assiduously worked-out tempo relationships and heartfelt poetry.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015

“she is still probably best known for her Bach. So perhaps it’s no surprise that it’s when Beethoven slips into Bach-style fugues in the final movement of Op 110 that Hewitt sounds most masterful. Elsewhere she is incisive and thoughtful too, even if the two earliest works here, Op 2 no 2 and Op 10 no 1, demand a certain lightness of touch that they don’t quite get.” The Guardian, 20th August 2015 ****

Hyperion - Angela Hewitt Beethoven - CDA68086

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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

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

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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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$12.00

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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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$20.50

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas


Beethoven:

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

Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale'

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

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

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

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

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

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111


Decca - E4430122

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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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$8.75

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 8

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 8


Beethoven:

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

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

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

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


Sequiera Costa (piano)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Claudio Sequeira Costa Beethoven Piano Sonatas - CB55782

(CD)

$15.25

Scheduled for release on 28 April 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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