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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol 4 / András Schiff

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 15 in D, Op. 28 "Pastorale)
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Notes & Reviews:

Schiff's complete recordings of the great 32 continue with the fourth installment. "Do we really need yet another survey of the Beethoven piano sonatas? Well, yes, if the interpreter is Andras Schiff, one of the more thoughtful pianists around these days." -Dallas Morning News

Gramophone Magazine
... whether the performances illuminate or irritate, Schiff consistently conveys a sense of timbral differentiation between registers akin to the instruments of Beethoven's time, together with their unique pedal effects. For example, listen to the pungent resonance of the bass notes in the Op 26 first-movement minore variation, or how the vaporous haze of the Moonlight's celebrated Adagio sostenuto never turns muddy.

BBC Music Magazine
András Schiff's Beethoven Sonata cycle... continues to be stimulating and provocative, always forcing one to hear such familiar music in a new light. As he approaches the final sonatas of the composer's early period, Schiff makes us fully aware of the enormous stylistic and emotional journey that Beethoven had traversed from his first essays in the medium. A magnificent release.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 15 in D, Op. 28 "Pastorale)
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801
  • Studio/Live: Live