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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol.  1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2, 19, 20 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 1)

    
      

 

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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2, 19, 20 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 1)

“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.” (Müncher Merkur)


Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:06:17
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:06:16
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:03:32
4.   Play with flash player IV. Prestissimo 00:08:36
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace 00:11:44
6.   Play with flash player II. Largo appassionato 00:10:56
7.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegretto - Trio 00:04:05
8.   Play with flash player IV. Rondo: Grazioso 00:07:03
  Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
9.   Play with flash player I. Andante 00:05:17
10.   Play with flash player II. Rondo: Allegro 00:03:34
  Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
11.   Play with flash player I. Allegro ma non troppo 00:05:21
12.   Play with flash player II. Tempo di menuetto 00:04:42

Total Playing Time: 01:17:23






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571251

Barcode: 747313125173

Boxset: 8.501901; 8.501053

Release Date: 12/2008

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