Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol 8 / András Schiff

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

As Schiff completed his Beethoven performances at the Tonhalle in Zurich where all 8 volumes have been recorded live, a journalist wrote "This was a Beethoven which transfixed the audience with its Apollonian balance, its subtly hued sonic and dynamic differentiation, depth of thought and technical command... The three sonatas sounded like a quintessence of pure late style, otherworldly as if made from precious marble". Schiff's reading of the musical texts is personal and charismatic, yet extremely thorough, offering many revealing new insights.

Three years after the release of the first volume, Andr s Schiff's highly acclaimed Beethoven cycle is now complete.

The Guardian
By any standards, these are immaculately played accounts of hugely demanding works...Schiff's accounts of both works have a magisterial sense of rightness about them.



Reviews

Son. 30, 31, and 32
These performances are superlative from every standpoint, and rank with the greatest by another great Beethoven player--Claudio Arrau. I know of no other pianists who come close, interpretively. Schiff recorded these with a LIVE audience-(but no applause), and NO editing--a fabulous accomplishment.
You will not hear these works performed better--by anyone.
Schiff also wrote superb notes for the albums.
Submitted on 05/27/12 by Edward Graham 
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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1820

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822