Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos

by Alfred Brendel
     
 

This 2011 box set brings together Alfred Brendel's first recording for Philips of the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas and his recording of all five piano concertos. Brendel was one of the handful of all-time Beethoven masters, known for his intelligent, yet entirely musical and effective interpretations. These recordings, allSee more details below

Overview

This 2011 box set brings together Alfred Brendel's first recording for Philips of the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas and his recording of all five piano concertos. Brendel was one of the handful of all-time Beethoven masters, known for his intelligent, yet entirely musical and effective interpretations. These recordings, all (including the concertos) dating from the 1970s, represent his playing at the height of his skills. Brendel did make a second set of the sonatas for Philips in the early '90s, recorded digitally, so some audiophiles may prefer the sound of those over these earlier, analog recordings, but the artistry is still in these. For the concertos, Brendel is joined by Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2011
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947826071
catalogNumber:
001511402
Rank:
9696

Tracks

  1. Fantasia for piano, chorus, and orchestra ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  2. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  3. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  4. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  6. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georgina Curtis
  7. Andante for piano in F major ("Andante favori") WoO 57  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  8. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  9. Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  10. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  11. Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major ("Hammerklavier"), Op. 106  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  12. Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major ("Cuckoo"), Op. 79  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  13. Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major ("A Thérèse"), Op. 78  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  14. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  15. Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  16. Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major ("Les Adieux"), Op. 81a  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  17. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  18. Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  19. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  20. Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  21. Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major ("Hunt"), Op. 31/3  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  22. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  23. Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  24. Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  25. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major ("Pastoral"), Op. 28  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  26. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  27. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major ("Quasi una fantasia"), Op. 27/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  28. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major ("Funeral March"), Op. 26  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  29. Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  30. Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  31. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  32. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10/3  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  33. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  34. Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  35. Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  36. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  37. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major ("Grand Sonata"), Op. 7  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  38. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis
  39. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2/1  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Alfred Brendel  - Georgina Curtis

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