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The [Goldberg] Aria sings without affectation as if to emphasise that what follows isn't about the theme but what happens to it...Unstarchy too is Levit's approach to Beethoven's Diabelli Variations...As... More…

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3 CDs

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Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 6 & 7

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) & Alexander Melnikov (Graff fortepiano)

Melnikov works wonders with his 1828 Graff piano, managing to make it less clattery and more piano-like than in most other fortepiano recordings. More…

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Maria João Pires (piano)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Never for a moment does she over-reach herself or force pace and sonority...Few pianists have ever been more true to their own lights and it is hardly surprising that her many performances of... More…

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spaciousness is [not] the most surprising aspect here…more challenging to many ears will be the steadiness of the E flat Impromptu and the liberally applied hesitations of the A flat. Allied... More…

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2 CDs

$22.00

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Laura Aikin (soprano), Elisabeth Kulman (alto), Johannes Chum (tenor) & Ruben Drole (bass)

Concentus Musicus Wien & Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

This is a remarkable account of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and, in one important respect, an unusual one. For though it is in no sense lacking in drama, it is in essence a deeply devotional reading...Harnoncourt’s... More…

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CD

$13.50

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Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Robert Levin (fortepiano)

This set contains of the finest Beethoven performances you are likely to hear. Steven Isserlis is on blazing form: every note lives, every movement is characterised with infectious relish; his... More…

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2 CDs

$29.00

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Leif Ove Andsnes: The Beethoven Journey (Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasy)

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano & direction)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir

Andsnes's view of the Emperor Concerto's slow movement may strike some listeners as less contemplative and poetic than usual, and it may be that his interpretation of the piece will deepend over... More…

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 Offer Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Annette Dasch (soprano), Eva Vogel (mezzo), Christian Elsner (tenor), Dimitry Ivashchenko (bass)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sir Simon Rattle

These performances are intensely alive and immensely invigorating. More…

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5 CDs + 2 Blu-ray Videos + Blu-ray Audio

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-20

Maurizio Pollini (piano)

Pollini is not a pianist with a sense of humour, but his playing has a trim, classical cut with plenty of vitality, and a blunt, brusque Beethoven also bursts through from time to time. More…

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CD

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Martha Argerich: Early Recordings

Martha Argerich (piano)

The difficulty in writing about the piano playing of Martha Argerich is that it is now, and always has been, so relentlessly good...Her Mozart bubbles with the freshness and effervescence of... More…

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2 CDs

$19.50

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