Beethoven: Concertos, Sonatas, Variations (10CD)

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Artist:
Alfred Brendel

The early recordings by Alfred Brendel (born January 5, 1931) always found the collectors’ special interest, as they mark the beginning of probably the longest career of one of the most important European pianists of the 20th century. It is therefore astonishing that attempts were made early on to conceal or even change the correct recording data on releases. The productions documented on this 10-CD box - in particular the Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Variations - are based on the discographic information provided by Alfred Brendel himself. For that reason alone they should be considered authentic.

The sonatas 2 to 14, which were not included here, were recorded by Brendel in December 1962 and January 1963, so that the recordings of all 32 sonatas were complete at his 32nd birthday. Brendel did not start out as a “wunderkind”. In addition to music, philosophy, literature and painting were among the preferred areas of interest for this - also intellectually - exceptional artist, to whom the Universities of London, Oxford, Yale and Cologne, among others, awarded honorary doctorates.

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Tracklisting:

  • Beethoven: Eight variations in F major on Tändeln und Scherzen (by Süssmayr), WoO 76
  • Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Op. 35
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 No. 1 'Quasi una fantasia'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49 No. 2
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Beethoven: Variations (10) in B-flat major on the duet 'La stessa, la stessissima' from the opera Falstaff by Antonio Salieri, WoO 73
  • Beethoven: Variations (12) on a Russian Dance, WoO 71
  • Beethoven: Variations (13) on the Arietta 'Es war ein alter Mann', WoO 66
  • Beethoven: Variations (24) on Righini's Arietta 'Venni amore,' WoO 65
  • Beethoven: Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80
  • Beethoven: Variations (5) on 'Rule Britannia', WoO 79
  • Beethoven: Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in F major, Op. 34
  • Beethoven: Variations (6) in F major on a Swiss Song, WoO 64
  • Beethoven: Variations (6) in G major on the duet 'Nel cor più non mi sento' from the opera La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 70
  • Beethoven: Variations (6) on an original theme 'Die Ruinen von Athen', Op. 76
  • Beethoven: Variations (6) on an original theme in G major for Piano, WoO 77
  • Beethoven: Variations (7) on 'God save the King', WoO 78
  • Beethoven: Variations (7) on the Quartet 'Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen', WoO 75
  • Beethoven: Variations (8) on the Romance 'Une fièvre brûlante', WoO 72
  • Beethoven: Variations (9) on the Aria 'Quant' è più bello', WoO 69