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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol.  5 (Biret) - Nos. 9, 10, 13, 14 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 10)

    

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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 (Biret) - Nos. 9, 10, 13, 14 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 10)

“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
“Idil Biret has recently recorded Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine Symphonies for EMI. Her superbly authentic performance of the 5th Symphony, heard at her Herkülessaal recital in Munich, received a thunderous reception.” MÜNCHNER MERKUR


Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
1.   I. Allegro 00:07:51
2.   II. Allegretto 00:04:54
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro comodo 00:03:39
  Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
4.   I. Allegro 00:07:33
5.   II. Andante 00:06:19
6.   III. Scherzo: Allegro assai 00:04:02
  Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, "Quasi una fantasia"
7.   I. Andante 00:04:39
8.   II. Allegro molto e vivace 00:02:02
9.   III. Adagio con espressione 00:03:13
10.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:06:06
  Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"
11.   I. Adagio sostenuto 00:06:12
12.   II. Allegretto 00:02:23
13.   III. Presto agitato 00:07:44

Total Playing Time: 01:06:37






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571260

Barcode: 747313126071

Boxset: 8.501053; 8.501901

Physical Release: 08/2009

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