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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.56 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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.

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. 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
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12 & 13 (1983/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12 & 13
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 43:45 min | 380 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1983/2015

Another Beethoven album. With this, Gould had turned out of a total of twenty-one of the thirty-two Beethoven sonatas—or perhaps twentytwo, for the “artist contract cards” of 1979-80 refer to a recording of the B-flat major Sonata, op. 22, that has never resurfaced. Several of the missing sonatas (the Largo from op. 7, the G-minor Sonata op. 49, no. 1, the A-major Sonata op. 101, the Hammerklavier op. 106) at least exist in the form of live CBC recordings.
Guiomar Novaes - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 / Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 20, Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 11, 15 (1993)

Guiomar Novaes - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 / Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 20, Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 11, 15 (1993)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 02:27:48 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: The Vox Music Group

Guiomar Novaes' life story has been the stuff of legend in the classical world for decades and this CD is clear evidence why none other than Claude Debussy himself helped single her out for greatness as a teenage prodigy. Recorded when she was in her 50's, she's absolutely stupendous, pulling off difficult passage after passage with fabulous effortlessness, her trademark. But forget the 'feminine piano' tag that has been given to her at times, this CD shows she can bring on the 'thunder and lightning' whenever necessary. Thanks to Vox Box Legends for this magnificent digitally mastered 2 CD set, the wonderful sound, and very detailed, extensive liner notes that put most other liner notes to shame.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - BeethovenЖ Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:11:50 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI classics | Catalog: 7243585493

If these performances of Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios by Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Lynn Harrell are suave and sophisticated with a soupçon of sentimentality, well, that's what modern performance practice was like in the '80s. And if that sounds like an appealing manner in which to perform Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios, this is the recording to hear. Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell lean into Beethoven's music, singing everything grandly, sounding everything gloriously, and souping everything up completely. One might argue that Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op. 1, are too Viennese High Classical to respond well to their approach, that the works seem more maimed and mauled then persuasively performed, but one cannot deny that Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell put every iota of their expressivity and virtuosity into their overpowering performances. EMI's early digital sound has been pleasantly remastered for this CD reissue.
Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 7, 13, 109, 110 & 111 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 7, 13, 109, 110 & 111 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:58:34 | 273 MB
Label: Ondine

The final volume of pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s acclaimed cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas.