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Penguin Guide, January 2009

These classical accounts have rarely been out of the catalogue. Keith Hardwick’s 1991 transfers of the eight-CD EMI Références set have been replaced by new ones by Andrew Walter which have considerably more freshness, smoothness and transparency. There are some marvelous things, including a magnificent Waldstein and the final Opp. 109–111, which have arguably never been surpassed since they were made in 1932.



Bryce Morrison
Gramophone, January 2005

UK Naxos Quotes December 2004
"Superbly remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn, these five sonatas show that Schnabel's performances, however deeply considered, emerged fresh and spontaneous with a raciness and eloquence all his own. Volume 8 is eagerly awaited."





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