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Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Andras Schiff, piano

Notes & Reviews:

This specially-priced 11 CD edition contains András Schiff's masterful interpretation of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas recorded live in concert at the Tonhalle in Zürich. The box includes encores from these concerts with works by Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bach, as well as an extensive booklet, which re-collects all original conversations around the sonatas, and adds an insightful new text by András Schiff. "We are fellow travelers on a fantastic voyage," he says.


Works:

Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/07/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 21 Minutes 3 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/07/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 27 Minutes 47 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/07/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 30 Minutes 47 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/07/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 28 Minutes 27 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/28/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 18 Minutes 0 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/28/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 16 Minutes 51 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/28/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 21 Minutes 47 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/28/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 19 Minutes 55 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/27/2005
Venue: Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/27/2005
Venue: Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/27/2005
Venue: Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 14 Minutes 50 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/27/2005
Venue: Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 25 Minutes 31 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria

Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria
Length: 13 Minutes 2 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria
Length: 25 Minutes 25 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
Length: 9 Minutes 15 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria
Length: 16 Minutes 51 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria
Length: 41 Minutes 26 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria

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