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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol 6 / András Schiff

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 "Cuckoo"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
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Notes & Reviews:

Andras Schiff's Beethoven cycle, recorded live in chronological order at Tonahlle Zurich, continues to collect critical praise as it moves forward to the later "middle" period. Volume VI, including sonatas from the period between 1804 and 1810, offers some of the most famous and widely-known works together with an astonishing variety of forms and concepts, a constellation which, once again, highlights the attractiveness of Shiff's chronological approach.

Six months or after the release of his excellent fi fth volume of Beethoven piano sonatas, Hungarian-British pianist Andras Schiff tackles a sixth instalment, with music spanning 1804 to 1810 including the famous Appassionata (No. 23 Opus 57) and the equally highly regarded Les Adieux (No. 26 Opus 81a).

BBC Music Magazine
Three of these middle-period works are short, but what riches they deliver, and all abundantly and robustly realised by Schiff.

Gramophone Magazine
...It's rare to hear Les adieux's blazing finale so polyphonically informed, yet without sacrificing sweep and energy... Schiff slowly unfolds Op 54's Allegretto, eschewing nimble virtuosity while emphasising inner voices and off-beat accents, and finally lets loose in time for the coda.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 "A Thérèse"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 "Cuckoo"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810