Evgeny Kissin releases Beethoven album to launch new exclusive collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon after 25 years.
Evgeny Kissin skyrocketed to international fame as a piano sensation in the 1980s.
He entranced international audiences with captivating interpretations of Romantic masterworks during his teens, and has since flourished as one of the world’s most charismatic and visionary performers. Today he is a living legend, one of the most iconic names and magnetic personalities in all of music.
Kissin’s discography so far contains landmark recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, critically acclaimed collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado among them.
Selected by the artist himself, this luxurious Beethoven double album represents Kissin's personal journey with the composer's solo work over the last decade and includes some of Beethoven's greatest and best-loved solo piano works such as the "Moonlight" Sonata or the "Appassionata" - most of them never released before.
This album is a first in a series of releases renewing the relationship between Kissin and Deutsche Grammophon.
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Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3 Seoul, 2006
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight' New York, 2012
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata' Amsterdam, 2016
Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80 Montpellier, 2007
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 Verbier, 2013
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux' Vienna, 2006