Beethoven Ashkenazy Sonatas

Beethoven · Cello Sonatas 1 - 5 · Lynn Harrell - Vladimir Ashkenazy (2 CD)

Beethoven · Cello Sonatas 1 - 5 · Lynn Harrell - Vladimir Ashkenazy
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 389 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DECCA | Cat no.: 417 628-2 | 1987
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.92GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.26MB + 5% Recovery

This SACD transfer of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Beethoven violin sonatas, taken from a series of live recordings from 1998, does not transcend the questionable interpretations. In each of these famous sonatas, Mutter takes excessive liberties with respect to dynamics and phrasing, and while some listeners may appreciate the thought and care she puts into these readings, it sounds as if she is trying a bit too hard to be “musical”. For example, just before the exposition repeat of the “Spring” sonata, several instances of disproportionate agogic pauses, inconsistent use of vibrato, random adherences to sforzando markings, and a sporadic disregard for (or recasting of) dynamics combine to produce an overly fussy performance that lacks momentum and a sense of direction.
Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)

Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:47 | 157 MB
Label: JB Recording | Release Year: 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss is established as an artist at the highest level in the USA and in Europe and appears on regular basis with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. In Europe, he has appeared twice with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Jonathan Biss is a committed recitalist and chamber musician. He is a regular guest at Carnegie Hall and also plays in the major recital series in the US and in Europe.
Mikhail Pletnev - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata (1996)

Mikhail Pletnev - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:18 | 199 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 0946363280

Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev has an astoundingly clean and virtuosic technique. He has the ability to bring out inner voices that in some other recordings are completely lost. These skills are sometimes enough to make his interpretations of these three early and middle period Beethoven sonatas completely satisfying. The third movement of the "Moonlight" Sonata, for example, is absolutely electrifying in its virtuosity. The first movement of the"Waldstein" and the final movement of "Appassionata" are brisk, energetic, and always completely under control. Movements such as these, where the performer's technique truly comes to the forefront, are absolutely satisfying here.

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB | 01:14:36
Classical | Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2016

The latest installment of Angela Hewitt's much-lauded Beethoven cycle presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly ''Les adieux.'' As usual, Hewitt's booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (1956/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 55:09 min | 303 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1956/2015

Sensation yields to scandal: Gould’s feisty and headstrong treatment of the final triptych in Beethoven’s pianistic “New Testament” outraged the critics no less than his sleeve notes, in which he claimed of op. 111 that “the piece is weak in spots; it needs greater speed. Especially the first movement is such a bad piece that I wanted to get on to the finale.”
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10 (1965/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 42:06 min | 389 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1965/2015

The “scandal” surrounding Beethoven’s final triptych of sonatas (see No. 2) failed to rematerialize, but Gould remained true to his unorthodox interpretative approach and brazenly violated the composer’s instructions, changing the tempo of the F-major sonata at the opening of the firstmovement recapitulation and substituting a fortissimo for a pianissimo in movement 3 of the D-major Sonata.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18 (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 57:52 min | 530 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

This was the last of five new recordings released in September 1973, appearing one day after the four others. It marked the end of a long and often convoluted process: the first bars of the op. 31 triptych were recorded in July 1960, the final session took place almost thirteen years later on 15 May 1973! Amazingly, none of this is evident in the sonatas themselves.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 23 (1970/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 23
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 57:09 min | 531 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1970/2015

Yet another scandal: Gould played the F-minor Piano Sonata, op. 57, at such a tortuously slow tempo that it seemed to fall into unrelated bits. “There is about the Appassionata – an egoistic pomposity, a defiant ‘let’s just see if I can’t get away with using that once more’ attitude—that on my own private Beethoven poll places this sonata somewhere between the King Stephen Overture and the Wellington’s Victory Symphony.”
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8-10 (1967/2015)  [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8-10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 41:58 min | 389 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1967/2015

Amazingly, Gould’s third LP of Beethoven sonatas met with hardly any grumblings from the critics and was, all in all, warmly received. True, one reviewer spoke of “iconoclastic interpretations,” but acknowledged that it enabled listeners to discover a completely new Beethoven. Admittedly Gould’s Appassionata languished in the ice-box