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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol 1 / András Schiff

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
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Notes & Reviews:

"This is a musician who feels himself to be rooted in a tradition that imposes great obligations of discipline and respect... The contemplation of a Beethoven score still dazzles him - you sense an artist whose own journey is something of a homage to those who've gone before. That is the real romance about Schiff." - The Time (UK)

BBC Music Magazine
The first movement of the big C major Sonata is conceived very much on orchestral lines with a dramatic variety of colouring and characterisation, as well as an unexpected use of the sustaining pedal in the broken octave passage. Throughout this finely recorded set, Schiff highlights plenty of musical details that tend to be bypassed by other artists, and for this reason his performances deserve an enthusiastic recommendation.

Gramophone Magazine
... Schiff's acute attention to Beethoven's subito dynamics and inner voices brings unusual intensity to passages such as the syncopations in the development section of Op 2 No 1's first movement. For breathtaking variety of articulation, listen to Op 2 No 2's Largo appassionato, where the staccato bass notes are duly short yet more resonant than usual, or the marked contrast between the Rondo's songful outer sections and vehement central minor-key episode.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1793-95.
  • Running Time: 20 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 27 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 27 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1796-97.
  • Running Time: 30 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797