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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol 5 / András Schiff

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat, Op. 31
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori"
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Notes & Reviews:

The release of the fifth volume of Andras Schiff's complete recordings of the Beethoven piano sonatas marks the start of an incredible musical journey for Mr. Schiff. The sonatas on Volume V, from Beethoven's so called "middle period" (the first years of the 19th century), include the famed "Waldstein" - Sonata No. 21 C major op. 53. Also included is the original slow movement from the "Waldstein," the "Andante favori," which Beethoven later dismissed out of formal considerations.

The fifth in Schiff's chronological survey of Beethoven's 32 sonatas, the pillars of the piano repertoire. Includes the popular favourites "The Tempest", "The Hunt" and "Waldstein". Schiff has been one of the most acclaimed pianists in the world for three decades, and earlier volumes received rave reviews.

BBC Music Magazine
The crowning glory in this fifth volume of András Schiff's resonantly recorded, chronological survey of the Beethoven sonatas is his urgently propelled Waldstein Sonata. Schiff clearly views this work as the piano equivalent to the Eroica Symphony, and uses maximum dynamic and textural contrast to emphasis its almost orchestral nature.

The Independent
András Schiff leads the pack of top pianists recording Beethoven sonatas. His touch with these middle-period works is revelatory...



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1802.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat, Op. 31
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804
  • Studio/Live: Live