In a recording career of more than 50 years the Turkish pianist Idil Biret made over 80 LPs and CDs for 10 record labels in Europe and the USA including Véga, Decca, Atlantic (Warner), EMI and Naxos as well as recordings for many radio and television stations around the world. Idil Biret Archive was established in 2002 with the aim to make available to the public the many recordings Idil Biret made since she first entered the studios of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française in Paris at the age of eight. As the copyrights are obtained old recordings are being released together with her new recordings. The IBA emblem embodies the engraving of an angel by Albrecht Dürer presented to Idil Biret by Nadia Boulanger with the following inscription: ‘To my little Idil. Christmas 1959. May the Angel protect her on the beautiful and dangerous path she has engaged herself in. With all my heart.’


Album Title Catalogue No.
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 8.571253
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 4 8.571257
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 (Biret) - No. 5, "Emperor" / Choral Fantasy 8.571261
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2, 19, 20 8.571251
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 3, 5, 18 8.571254
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (Biret) - Nos. 7, 21, 25 8.571255
Beethoven, L. Van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Biret) - Nos. 23, 28, 31 8.571258
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Biret) - Nos. 4, 8, 27 8.571262
Beethoven, L. Van: Symphonies (Arr. F. Liszt for Piano), Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 8.571252
Beethoven, L. Van: Symphonies (Arr. F. Liszt for Piano), Vol. 2 (Biret) - Nos. 4, 5 8.571256
Beethoven, L. Van: Symphonies (Arr. F. Liszt for Piano), Vol. 3 (Biret) - Nos. 7, 8 8.571259
Beethoven, L. van: Symphonies (Arr. F. Liszt for Piano), Vol. 4 (Biret) - No. 3, "Eroica" 8.571263
Beethoven, L. Van: Symphonies (Arr. F. Liszt for Piano), Vol. 5, 6 (Biret) - Nos. 6, "Pastoral" and 9, "Choral" 8.571264-65
Beethoven/Liszt: A Selection from Symphony Transcriptions Adagios: Symphonies 2, 3, 5, 7 & 9 8.571290
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 8.571407
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 10 8.571269
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 8.571260
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 (Biret) - Nos. 6, 12, 15 8.571266
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 8.571267
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 8.571268
Beethoven: Sonatas: Pathetique - Moonlight - Waldstein - Appassionata 2.110687
Best of Beethoven 8.504055
Best of Chamber Music 8.504057
Best of Idil Biret: Selections from The Complete Studio Recordings 8.506035
Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 15 8.571300