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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol.  9 (Biret) - Nos. 26, 30, 32 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 18)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 (Biret) - Nos. 26, 30, 32 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 18)

“Especially with Beethoven Idil Biret proved herself a great artist with breathtaking depth of expression and dramatic performing power…The big applause was fully deserved.”
KURIER (Vienna)
“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 is Wilhelm Kempff.”
“Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s series of Beethoven Sonatas is emerging as a major statement in the field, entirely different from the other cycles that have appeared in recent years. She favors slow tempos and a light touch which brings out small details, all subsumed within a convincing and well thought-out overall architecture…The performances here truly represent a lifetime of musical thinking, and they are essential for serious Beethovenians.”

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux"
1.   I. Das Lebewohl: Adagio - Allegro 00:08:20
2.   II. Abwesenheit: Andante espressivo 00:03:43
3.   III. Das Wiedersehn: Vivacissimamente 00:06:12
  Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
4.   I. Vivace ma non troppo 00:03:21
5.   II. Prestissimo 00:02:42
6.   III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo 00:13:51
  Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
7.   I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato 00:09:33
8.   II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile 00:16:29

Total Playing Time: 01:04:11

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571268

Barcode: 747313126873

Boxset: 8.501053; 8.501901

Physical Release: 01/2011

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