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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol.  4 (Biret) - Nos. 23, 28, 31 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 8)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Biret) - Nos. 23, 28, 31 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 8)

‘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 the 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. One is reminded that her mentor has been Wilhelm Kempff. (Gramophone) ‘Idil Biret gives an impressive performance. A supreme mastery of tempi, sonorities, polyphony and technique permits Biret—a disciple of Alfred Cortot—to embrace all the moods of Beethoven and gives her playing a symphonic depth rarely heard until now. (Le Nouvel Observateur)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"
1.   I. Allegro assai 00:10:34
2.   II. Andante con moto 00:06:41
3.   III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto 00:09:05
  Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
4.   I. Allegretto, ma non troppo 00:04:55
5.   II. Vivace alla marcia 00:06:54
6.   III. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto 00:03:03
7.   IV. Allegro 00:08:27
  Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110
8.   I. Moderato cantabile 00:06:17
9.   II. Allegro molto 00:02:28
10.   III. Adagio, ma non troppo - Fuga: Allegro, ma non troppo 00:11:33

Total Playing Time: 01:09:57

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571258

Barcode: 747313125876

Boxset: 8.501053; 8.501901

Physical Release: 04/2009

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