Notes & Reviews:
Regis presents classic recordings of the complete Beethoven sonatas at an exceptional price. Wilhelm Kempff's mono set is often regarded as superior to his later stereo set and appears here, newly transferred and organised sequentially, in a beautifully packaged 9 CD wallet box. UK RRP. 20 GBP.
Wilhelm Kempff was the most inspirational of Beethoven pianists. Those who have cherished his earlier stereo cycle for its magical spontaneity will find Kempff's qualities even more intensely conveyed in this mono set, recorded between 1951 and 1956.
American Record Guide, March / April 2013
The performances are some of the best I can imagine. The Kempff is a remastering of his monaural set for DG, recorded 1951 to 1956.