Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). I only now, at age 65, have discovered Wilhelm Kempff's masterful recording of the entire Beethoven Sonata Cycle, which interestingly he recorded also when he was in his mid-60s. This is the third and final time he recorded the complete cycle. The sound quality of these Deutsche-Grammophon recordings is magnificent, the piano is wonderful and a delight to listen to in this virtuoso's capable hands. Kempff knows how to change moods according to Beethoven's explosive temperament. He can switch from tender sensitivity to brilliancy without breaking the continuity.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his 32 piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. Although originally not intended to be a meaningful whole, as a set they compose one of the most important collections of works in the history of music. Hans von Bülow called them "The New Testament" of the piano literature (Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier being "The Old Testament").
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas. Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas. Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies - Karelia - Lemminkäinen - Violin Concerto. Osmo Vänskä & Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Rachmaninov Plays Rachmaninov (The Ampico Piano Recordings).
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat, Op. 26: I. Andante con variazioni, 07:19. Piano Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79: II. Andante, 02:41.
But whichever set one ultimately prefers, no one would argue that Kempff's Beethoven is not the greatest - the most intellectual, the most emotional, the most spiritual - after Schnabel. Kempff's Beethoven has a nobility, a strength, a soulfulness that most later interpreters miss not matter how astounding their technique. In the slighter works like the two-movement F major and F sharp major sonatas, Kempff strikes the ideal balance between agility and depth. In the lighter sonatas like the last of the Op. 31 set or the two Op. 49 sonatas, Kempff finds depths that others miss, but.
Listen free to Wilhelm Kempff – Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 21 And 23, Rondo A Capriccio (Beethoven: Piano Sonata N. in C minor, O. 3 -"Pathétique" - 1. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio, Beethoven: Piano Sonata N. 3 -"Pathétique" - 2. Adagio cantabile and more). 10 tracks (). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. Beethoven: Piano Sonata N. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio.
Today, it remains the best initiator anyone could ask for addressing this music, or for even further if we know by heart.
Label : Decca Format : Flac (image + cue) Cover : Yes. Tracklist : CD 1 : Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Piano Sonata N. in F minor, O. N. Piano Sonata N. in A, O. in C, O. CD 2 : Piano Sonata N. in E flat, O. 0 N. in F, O. in D, O. CD 3: Piano Sonata N. 3 - Pathétique Piano Sonata N. in E, O. 4 N. 0 in G, O. 1 in B flat, O. 2 . Diabelli Variations In C Major, O. 20. Wilhelm Backhaus – piano.
|Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, "Moonlight"||14:25|
|Piano Sonata No. 26, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"||15:12|
|A2a||Adagio -- Allegro|
|Sonata No. 8 , Op. 13, "Pathétique"||16:20|
|B1a||Grave Molto Allegro|
|Sonata No. 24 In F Sharp Major, Op. 78, "A Therese"||7:40|
|B2a||Adagio Cantabile -- Allegro Ma Non Troppo|
- Composed By – Beethoven*
- Piano – Wilhelm Kempff