Alfred Brendel

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos

(Digital Download - Decca #478 2607)

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This 2011 box set brings together Alfred Brendel's first recording for Philips of the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas and his recording of all five piano concertos. Brendel was one of the handful of all-time Beethoven masters, known for his intelligent, yet entirely musical and effective interpretations. These recordings, all (including the concertos) dating from the 1970s, represent his playing at the height of his skills. Brendel did make a second set of the sonatas for Philips in the early '90s, recorded digitally, so some audiophiles may prefer the sound of those over these earlier, analog recordings, but the artistry is still in these. For the concertos, Brendel is joined by Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Track Listing - Disc 7

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp, Op. 78 "For Therese"
1 07:24 Amazon
2 02:51 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79
3 04:44 Amazon
4 02:39 Amazon
5 01:57 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat, Op. 81a "Les adieux"
6 07:19 Amazon
7 03:56 Amazon
8 05:50 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
9 05:48 Amazon
10 08:16 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101
11 04:13 Amazon
12 06:13 Amazon
13 02:59 Amazon
14 08:15 Amazon
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