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Beethoven: Bagatelles
     

Beethoven: Bagatelles

by Alfred Brendel
 
Why is this the disc to hear if you want to hear Beethoven's "Bagatelles"? First, Philips' sound is magnificent, as clear and realistic a piano recording as has ever been made, a recording that puts the piano in the same room as the listener. Second, there are hardly any truly great performances of Beethoven's three sets of "Bagatelles"; the

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Why is this the disc to hear if you want to hear Beethoven's "Bagatelles"? First, Philips' sound is magnificent, as clear and realistic a piano recording as has ever been made, a recording that puts the piano in the same room as the listener. Second, there are hardly any truly great performances of Beethoven's three sets of "Bagatelles"; the only uncontrovertibly great performances were recorded by Artur Schnabel in the '30s and their sound is unlistenable for most contemporary listeners. Third, and most importantly, Alfred Brendel's interpretations are every bit as great as Schnabel's and every bit as individualistic as Brendel's best interpretations. In Brendel's performances, each of Beethoven's quirky "Bagatelles" is wonderfully characterized and marvelously expressive. Fourth, the disc is filled out with four little pieces by Beethoven in superb performances, an elegant "Rondo in C major," a powerful "Allegretto in C minor," a delicious "Klavierstuck in B flat major," and, of course, a simple and sublime "Bagatelle F�r Elise."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/1997
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028945603124
catalogNumber:
456031
Rank:
89771

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Tracks

  1. Bagatelles (7) for piano, Op. 33
  2. Rondo for piano in C major, Op. 51/1
  3. Allegretto for piano in C minor, WoO 53
  4. Bagatelles (11) for piano, Op. 119
  5. Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126
  6. Bagatelle for piano in B flat major, WoO 60
  7. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59

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