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Ludwig van Beethoven - Andras Schiff: The Piano Sonatas

(11CD Box Set)

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This special 11CD box set from ECM Records contains András Schiff's masterful interpretation of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas recorded live in concert at the Tonhalle in Zürich. The box includes encores from these concerts with works by Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bach, as well as an extensive booklet, which re-collects all original conversations around the sonatas, and adds an insightful new text by Schiff reflecting upon the encores after Beethoven.

Andras Schiff: "The Beethoven sonatas can be logically divided into three distinct groups: early, middle and late. To me, playing them in chronological order is most convincing and deeply satisfying. Among the thirty-two there is not one weak link. And this way the listener is able to follow the process of evolution, step by step. It is a learning experience; we are fellow travelers on a fantastic voyage."

"Beethoven sonata cycles are occasions, but they don't always make history. This one did...The recordings are luminous. Although they were recorded live in Zurich, Switzerland, they reveal a kind of preserved freshness. An ideal piano dances in imaginary space. Everything in Beethoven can be heard, savored, adored. I recommend them without qualification." - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

 

 

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CD1
1. Vivace, ma non troppo Adagio esspressivo
2. Prestissimo
3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
4. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
5. Allegro molto
6. Adagio ma non troppo Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo
7. Maestoso Allegro con brio ed appassionato
8. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

CD2
1. Franz Schubert - Three Piano Pieces D 946 No.1 e-flat minor. Allegro assai
2. Franz Schubert - Allegretto c minor D 915
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Gigue in G Major, KV 574
4. Joseph Haydn - Sonata g minor, Hob XVI :44 Moderato
5. Joseph Haydn - Sonata g minor, Hob XVI :44 Allegretto
6. Franz Schubert - Hungarian Melody in b minor, D. 817
7. Ludwig van Beethoven - Andante favori F major WoO 57 Andante grazioso con moto
8. J.S.Bach - Partita No. 1 B-flat Major, BWV 825Menuet I&II
9. J.S.Bach - Partita No. 1 B-flat Major, BWV 825Gigue
10. J.S.Bach - Prelude and Fugue b-flat minor, BWV 867Prelude
11. J.S.Bach - Prelude and Fugue b-flat minor, BWV 867Fugue

CD3
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto. Allegretto
4. Prestissimo
5. Allegro vivace
6. Largo appassionato
7. Scherzo. Allegretto
8. Rondo. Grazioso
9. Allegro con brio
10. Adagio
11. Scherzo. Allegro
12. Allegro assai

CD4
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Largo, con gran espressione
3. Allegro
4. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso

CD5
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Adagio molto
3. Finale. Prestissimo
4. Allegro
5. Allegretto
6. Presto
7. Presto
8. Largo e mesto
9. Menuetto. Allegretto
10. Rondo. Allegro
11. Grave. Allegro molto e con brio
12. Adagio cantabile
13. Rondo. Allegro

CD6
1. Andante
2. Rondo. Allegro
3. Allegro, ma non troppo
4. Tempo di Menuetto
5. Allegro
6. Allegretto
7. Rondo. Allegro comodo
8. Allegro
9. Andante
10. Scherzo. Allegro assai
11. Allegro con brio
12. Adagio con molta espressione
13. Minuetto
14. Ronde. Allegretto

CD7
1. Andante con Variazioni
2. Scherzo. Allegro molto
3. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe
4. Allegro
5. Andante Allegro Tempo I
6. Allegro molto e vivace
7. Adagio con espressione
8. Allegro vivace
9. Adagio sostenuto
10. Allegretto
11. Presto agitato
12. Allegro
13. Andante
14. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
15. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

CD8
1. Allegro vivace
2. Adagio grazioso
3. Rondo. Allegretto
4. Largo - Allegro
5. Adagio
6. Allegretto
7. Allegro
8. Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
9. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
10. Presto con fuoco

CD9
1. Allegro con brio
2. Introduzione. Adagio molto
3. Rondo. Allegretto moderato
4. Andante grazioso con moto

CD10
1. In Tempo d un Menuetto
2. Allegretto
3. Allegro assai
4. Andante con moto
5. Allegro ma non troppo
6. Adagio cantabile Allegro ma non troppo
7. Allegro vivace
8. Presto alla tedesca
9. Andante
10. Vivace
11. Das Lebewohl. Adagio - Allegro
12. Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo
13. Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

CD11
1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbarvorgetragen
3. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigstenEmpfindung. Allegretto, ma non troppo
4. Lebhaft, Marschmäßig. Vivace alla Marcia
5. Langsam und sehnsuchtvoll. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
6. Geschwinde, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro
7. Allegro
8. Scherzo. Assai vivace
9. Adagio sostenuto
10. Largo - Allegro risoluto

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