Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3

Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3

by András Schiff

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
Label: Ecm Records
UPC: 0028947631552
catalogNumber: 000762402

Tracks

  1. Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49/1
  2. Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49/2
  3. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14/1
  4. Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14/2
  5. Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22

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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mike_Uchima More than 1 year ago
For years, I've felt that Beethoven's piano sonatas are one of the most amazing bodies of musical work in existence. I own the complete cycle performed by Barenboim (the first time he did them back around 1970, not the later set). But I am now in the process of replacing it all with Andras Schiff's performances. I first became aware of these recordings through an e-mail from ECM (I'm on their mailing list, as I am a long-time fan of their jazz/contemporary offerings). I then found a fascinating series of lectures Schiff gave on Beethoven's sonatas (http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/page/0,,1943867,00.html). After listening to a couple of the lectures, I decided to buy one of the ECM Schiff CDs. I was completely blown away! At this point, I'm just a couple of CDs away from owning the entire sonata cycle by Schiff. I have not been disappointed by any of them so far. Hearing the fresh interpretations (and ECM's crisp production) in these performances has been a revelation. Schiff's pacing and dynamics just "feel right" to me. (Not that I had a problem with Barenboim... at least not until hearing Schiff's versions!) Very highly recommended.