Daniel Barenboim plays Beethoven - Piano Sonatas nos 1-6 [DVD]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

In this historic release, digitally remastered and restored from original 35mm film, Daniel Barenboim begins his exploration of Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas: the "New Testament" of music. The sonatas were composed over a 25 year period and embody the shift from Classical to Romantic, requiring extraordinary versatility of musicianship.

TIn the first part of five DVDs, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim Sonatas 1 to 6 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. In following in the footsteps of such masters as Artur Schnabel, Barenboim truly shows himself to be among the greatest living musicians.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 147 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: Germany



Reviews

Elegant and satisfying Beethoven
Daniel Barenboim is such a talented conductor that is easy to forget that his musical abilities extend to the piano as well, and have for a long time. This recording is of Mr. Barenboim performing Beethoven Piano Sonatas No. 1 thru No. 6 at the Schloss Hetzendorf in Vienna in 1983 and 1984. Essentially, what you see is a beautiful room, Mr. Barenboim at the keyboard of a Steinway, by himself, and nothing else. This is marvelous, as it really allows you to focus on the music.

And what incredible music this is – particularly Sonata No. 4. If you are a Beethoven lover, this disc is worth owning just for this performance of this piece. It is captivating. The liner notes are sparse, although they do mention that the color and sound quality of the original source material has been cleaned up using various methods, including the Steinberg company’s Nuedo system. And while it is not modern digital quality, it sounds really really good.

This video is excellent. Highly recommended.

Submitted on 02/18/13 by KlingonOpera 
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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793-1795
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1797
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797
  • Studio/Live: Live