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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas / Piano Concertos / Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano) (Biret Beethoven Edition) (19-CD and DVD Box Set)

    
 

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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas / Piano Concertos / Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano) (Biret Beethoven Edition) (19-CD and DVD Box Set)

“A supreme mastery of tempi, sonorities, polyphony and of course technique permits Biret to embrace all the moods of the great Beethoven and gives her playing a symphonic depth rarely heard until now.”
Le Nouvel Observateur (France) / H-L de la Grange
“The performances here truly represent a lifetime of musical thinking and are essential for serious Beethovenians.”
All Music Guide (USA) / James Mannheim
“Love of Beethoven’s works threads through Biret’s life like a red ribbon. Her studio recordings and live concerts show this in an unequivocal language…Next to the Piano Concertos, the Triple Concerto and the Choral Fantasy she has also recorded and performed on stage all the Piano Sonatas and Symphony Transcriptions becoming perhaps the only artist to reach this level of completeness…This knowledge of Beethoven one hears in every nuance in Idil Biret’s playing.”
Piano News (Germany) / Carsten Dürer
“From the outset of the 1st Symphony one feels that Idil Biret grasps the size of Beethoven’s style. The polyphony is laid out in a relaxed way with little indulgence in point-making. She keeps her big line, and yet is thankfully sparing in her use of fortissimos…The piano tone is sumptuous. Biret’s gentle and almost sensuous sonorities are really captivating…This is a remarkable achievement.”
Gramophone (UK) / J. Methuen-Campbell
“Biret’s concertos are quite classical in approach. Her articulation is crisp and wonderfully clear, rhythm is firmly controlled, and extremes are avoided. As a result the playing is never pushed, either by excessive speed or wide dynamics. The moderate tempos allow lots of detail to come through, and we find once again the elegance and beauty of Beethoven.The Bilkent Symphony, in Antoni Wit’s hands, plays musically, with a fine sense of style.”
American Record Guide / Paul L Althouse
“Idil Biret not only recorded all nine of the Beethoven symphonies in less than a year but, in a superhuman feat which astounded all those who know about music, she also publicly performed all of them in four recitals at the Montpellier festival in France. To learn and also memorise scores of such length and difficulty in such a short time is a mind-bogglingachievement.”
Fonoforum (Germany) / Peter Cossé


  1. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2, 19, 20 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 1)  8.571251
  2. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 2)  8.571252
  3. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 3)  8.571253
  4. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 5, 18 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 4)  8.571254
  5. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (Biret) - Nos. 7, 21, 25 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 5)  8.571255
  6. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 4, 5 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 6)  8.571256
  7. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 4 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 7)  8.571257
  8. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Biret) - Nos. 23, 28, 31 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 8)  8.571258
  9. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 3 (Biret) - Nos. 7, 8 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 9)  8.571259
  10. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 (Biret) - Nos. 9, 10, 13, 14 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 10)  8.571260
  11. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 (Biret) - No. 5, "Emperor" / Choral Fantasy (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 11)  8.571261
  12. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Biret) - Nos. 4, 8, 27 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 12)  8.571262
  13. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 4 (Biret) - No. 3, "Eroica" (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 13)  8.571263
  14. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (arr. F. Liszt for piano), Vol. 5, 6 (Biret) - Nos. 6, "Pastoral" and 9, "Choral" (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 14, 15)  8.571264-65
  15. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 (Biret) - Nos. 6, 12, 15 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 16)  8.571266
  16. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (Biret) - Nos. 11, 16 and 17 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 17)  8.571267
  17. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 (Biret) - Nos. 26, 30, 32 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 18)  8.571268
  18. BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 10 (Biret) - Nos. 22, 24, 29 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 19)  8.571269






Label: Idil Biret Archive

Catalogue No: 8.501901

Barcode: 730099190145

Physical Release: 10/2011

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