Beethoven Piano Sonate

Emil Gilels - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006

Emil Gilels - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | Time: 10:55:34

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly – very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and – horror vacui – the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year.
Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas:
No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573400 | Time: 01:09:08

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas form an unparalleled canon, remaining one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges for pianists to this day. These three sonatas represent Beethoven’s Early, Middle and Late periods but are united in the key of C – minor, for the dramatic and stormy intensity of mood in the Pathétique, and major for the radiant and poetic Waldstein sonata. In his sonata Op. 111 the cycle is completed with music of utmost dramatic tension and the deepest spirituality.

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 19, 2017
Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 153:16 min | 353 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

A couple of years after making these Beethoven recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes remarked that ‘I am not a prodigy and I am not an octogenarian. I just have to be good’. Such plain-spoken reserve might be considered characteristically Hungarian. Eloquence has already released Foldes’s long-esteemed albums of his fellow countrymen Bartók (ELQ4807100) and Kodály (ELQ4807099).
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas—displaying ‘exquisite taste’—and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 3, 2017
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:31 min | 219 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

With this programme of four sonatas, the young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection that enables listeners to enter the exceptional world of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists, the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32GB + 5% Recovery

Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven’s reputation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven’s robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s Mass in C major.

TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 22, 2017
TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)

TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:54 | 146 MB
Label: Gramola Records | Release Year: 2017

This album markes the fourth volume of the complete recordings of Beethoven's piano trios by the Austrian TrioVanBeethoven. It opens with the Trio, Op. 1/3 in C minor. Preceding this last work of hte group of piano trios, Op. 1 were a great number of uncounted works and sketches like the Variations, Op. 44, whose first drafts can be dated back to as early as the year 1792. The famous ""Gassenhauer"" Trio Op. 11 which was originally written for clarinet instead of the violin, got its sobriquet from the final movement of the work, comprising variation son a then very popular melody from the opera ""L'amor marinaro ossia il corsaro"" by Joseph Weigl from 1797. The simplicity of this tune in contrast to the normally more serious and complex writing of Beethoven enthused his contemporary critics, and it was advocated he were to write more natural rather than strained pieces. Why 'van Beethoven'?
Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)
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Classical | Label: Alpha, ALPHA 239 | 2016 | 01:02:58

He is nicknamed ‘the poet of the piano’, an epithet confirmed by each of his appearances in concert or on record, most recently with his multi-award-winning Debussy and Chopin CDs. Nelson Goerner already has an imposing discography, but this is the first time he has tackled Beethoven on a recording: he has chosen the ‘Hammerklavier’, a work of unparalleled dimensions, complexity and profundity . . . But is this artist, whom a Buenos Aires newspaper praised after a recital at the famous Teatro Colón for his ‘ability to combine intellectual lucidity, undeniable depth, and a technical ease that enables him to express his ideas’, not the perfect interpreter for that monumental composition?
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.08GB + 5% Recovery
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This particular recording has been a favourite of mine since its initial release nearly 30 years ago. Stephen Kovacevich (or Bishop-Kovacevich. if you prefer) appeals as 1 of those pianists whose playing is rather forthright & precise, giving us here a rather lyrical presentation of the concerti full of grace & good demeanor. A little on the light side compared to those who pound out their Beethovens some would think.