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BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 and 21 (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 9) (1927-1950)

    




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BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 and 21 (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 9) (1927-1950)

Born in Odessa, ‘the cradle of Russian pianism’ in 1890, Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the great pianists of the twentieth century. Volume 9 of the Naxos Moiseiwitsch Edition features a superlative reading of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, of which the critic of The Gramophone wrote: ‘Moiseiwitsch has surely never made such a good recording as this’. The 1941 recording of the ‘Pathétique’ Sonata is also exceptionally fine, with Moiseiwitsch’s full tone at the beginning faithfully captured by the engineers. The tempo of the Allegro di molto e con brio is urgent and fast, while the pianist’s sublime tonal qualities can be heard to full advantage in the Adagio.


Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique"
1.   I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 00:06:51
2.   II. Adagio cantabile 00:04:44
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro 00:04:33
  Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"
4.   I. Adagio sostenuto 00:05:51
5.   II. Allegretto 00:02:01
6.   III. Presto agitato 00:04:55
  Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
7.   I. Allegro con brio 00:08:15
8.   II. Introduzione: Adagio molto 00:03:53
9.   III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo 00:09:00
  Andante in F Major, WoO 57, "Andante favori"
10.   Andante in F Major, WoO 57, "Andante favori" 00:08:31
  Rondo in C Major, Op. 51, No. 1
11.   Rondo in C Major, Op. 51, No. 1 00:04:50

Tausig, Carl

  Pastorale in E Minor / Capriccio in E Major (arr. of K.9/L.413/P.65 and K.20/L.375/P.76)
12.   Pastorale in E Minor / Capriccio in E Major (arr. of K.9/L.413/P.65 and K.20/L.375/P.76) 00:06:05

Weber, Carl Maria von

  Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24, J. 138: IV. Rondo, "Perpetuum mobile"
13.   Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24, J. 138: IV. Rondo, "Perpetuum mobile" 00:03:56

Total Playing Time: 01:13:25






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Tausig, Carl; Weber, Carl Maria von

Artist(s):
Moiseiwitsch, Benno

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111115

Barcode: 747313311521

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 08/2006

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