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Eloquence - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas / Wilhelm Kempff

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
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Notes & Reviews:

"...[Kempff's] "Moonlight" is a revelation: I starts slowly, but the pace gradually quickens and the melodic line is glorious. This first movement is almost 3 minutes longer than in his 1956 reading and I find it much better. III is one of the best I've ever heard: more passionate than is customary for Kempff, and with superb finger control, acerbic ornamentation, and sizzling sforzandos... Kempff's playing was eternally fresh..." -Beversluis, ARG



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805