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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 and 29 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 8)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 and 29 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 8)

“As she demonstrated yesterday, the Turkish pianist Idil Biret must rank as a virtuoso. With unflagging energy she produced a series of supercharged performances. In Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata she revealed not only glittering fingerwork, but an unusually powerful and clear-thinking musical mind. That Kempff has been among her mentors was obviously something to take into account.”
“Idil Biret bears all the marks of an enchantress. Like a Delphic oracle, this young Turkish artist in her recital at the Phillips Collection yesterday turned the piano into an instrument of incantation, weaving powerful sounds that held the listener fast in her spell…In the Hammerklavier Sonata, Beethoven’s fierceness provoked an awesome response from Biret, who approached the music with the fearlessness of the specially blessed. There seems little doubt that she is destined to become one of the truly great.”
“In her sublime interpretation of these two masterpieces (Hammerklavier and Pathétique Sonatas), Biret displays a divine fire. Pianist extraordinaire she is as the Washington Post describes her, an enchantress!”

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique"
1.   I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 00:09:38
2.   II. Adagio cantabile 00:06:31
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro 00:05:00
  Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier"
4.   I. Allegro 00:11:19
5.   II. Scherzo: Assai vivace - Presto - Tempo I 00:03:01
6.   III. Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con molto sentimento 00:19:19
7.   IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto 00:12:51

Total Playing Time: 01:07:39

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571283

Barcode: 747313128372

Boxset: 8.501402

Physical Release: 12/2010

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