Beethoven Piano Sonate

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | 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.
Andras Schiff - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Diabelli-Variationen op. 120, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013) 2CD

András Schiff - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Diabelli-Variationen op. 120, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 452 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 398 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2294/95, 481 0446 | Time: 02:29:32

ECM New Series is better known for its documentation of contemporary works, but the music of the past sometimes receives coverage when artists bring a new perspective to it. The Diabelli Variations, Op. 120; the Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111; and the Six Bagatelles, Op. 126, are among the most original and intellectually stimulating works Ludwig van Beethoven composed for the piano, and the sophisticated interpretations of András Schiff are especially worthwhile for their insights into authentic performance practice and reception. Here, Schiff gives the listener options between a relatively modern sounding version of the Diabelli Variations and a period interpretation, without favoring one or the other.

Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 3, 2014
Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)

Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 572 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10798

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet returns for the second volume of his survey of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. The project, set to conclude with Vol. 3 in 2014, runs alongside his complete recording of Haydn’s Piano Sonatas. Vol. 1 of the Beethoven series was critically acclaimed, BBC Music calling the performances ‘distinguished and virtuosic’ and Fanfare remarking that ‘his readings will withstand the test of time’. In this release Bavouzet performs the sonatas published between 1800 and 1804.
Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:31 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 Clavie.
Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010) (Repost)

Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:40 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | Catalog: 001397502

As Austrian pianist Till Fellner has aged, his performance style has naturally matured. This CD of Beethoven's Fourth and Fifth piano concertos shows Fellner is still impetuous but more commanding, still virtuosic but less demonstrative, and still playful but less prankish and more thoughtful. His touch is generally light, as in the Fourth's airy closing Vivace, and often legato, as in the Fifth's lyrical central Adagio, but he displays plenty of power in the Fourth's dramatic Andante and the Fifth's mighty opening flourish.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1793

For the final instalment of his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra, Ronald Brautigam has saved ‘the final crowning glory of his concerto output’, as Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper describes the Fifth Piano Concerto in his liner notes. It is coupled on this disc with the Choral Fantasia – an intriguing work scored for piano, orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:33 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1693

The apparently insatiable Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam continues to gobble up standard and not-so-standard Beethoven with this 2009 disc featuring the composer's Fourth Piano Concerto and the piano transcription of his Violin Concerto, a recording that should please fans of the pianist's previous Beethoven recordings. Performing on a modern concert grand rather than the fortepianos he had favored in some earlier releases, Brautigam delivers readings that sparkle in the outer movements, sing in the central movements, and never resort to technical or emotional grandstanding to make their points.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1792

Ronald Brautigam releases his second disc of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos – this time offering a youthfully fresh Concerto No. 2 which was actually conceived long before the First Piano Concerto. The programme also includes two rarities: the Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO4, sometimes referred to as Beethoven’s ‘Concerto No.0’, and the Rondo in B flat major, WoO6, composed during the long period of composition of Concerto No.2 and probably at one stage intended as the finale of this work.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.