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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol.  2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 5, 18 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 4)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 5, 18 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 4)

“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. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:09:57
2.   II. Adagio 00:08:23
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro - Trio 00:03:18
4.   IV. Allegro assai 00:05:32
  Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
5.   I. Molto allegro e con brio 00:05:58
6.   II. Adagio molto 00:08:09
7.   III. Finale: Prestissimo 00:04:14
  Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse"
8.   I. Allegro 00:08:53
9.   II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace 00:05:02
10.   III. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso - Trio 00:04:56
11.   IV. Presto con fuoco 00:04:43

Total Playing Time: 01:09:05

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571254

Barcode: 747313125470

Boxset: 8.501053; 8.501901

Physical Release: 12/2008

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