Beethoven Piano Sonatas Brendel 2

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 407 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 332 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1248

Paavali Jumppanen is an internationally esteemed pianist, with a vast performance repertoire spanning from Bach to the Avant-garde. Jumppanen’s performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven’s and Mozart’s Piano Sonatas as well as Beethoven’s concertos and chamber music have won critical acclaim. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and has premiered many solo and chamber works for the piano. Of particular note are his recordings of Pierre Boulez’s complete piano sonatas at the request of the composer. This adaptability between musical genres gives a fresh reading of the core classical piano repertoire.
Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has specialized in Baroque and Classical music, and her Beethoven is about as delicate as some might expect. But there's a difference between applying delicacy to works that are not conventionally played that way, and applying it to already delicate works. There are two of each here. Hewitt runs counter to type in the early Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2, and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1. In the Op. 10 work, perhaps a preparatory essay for the tumultuous "Pathétique" sonata that followed in the same key, Hewitt will be underpowered for many. But all is redeemed in the gentler pair, the Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, and Piano Sonata No. 31 in A major, Op. 110. Hewitt takes moderate tempi in these, infusing a sense of spontaneity into the brief, tightly constructed Op. 78 and opening up the fugal counterpoint in the Op. 110 finale. Hewitt's Bachian training really applies in this work, whose first movement is also particularly raptly, almost mystically done. It's hard to offer a general judgment on this set, but for those buying online, in pieces, know that the last two selections are must-haves.
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.
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