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Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and the performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto, Kreutzer Sonata - Bronislaw Huberman (2017) {Warner Classics-Parlophone rec 1936}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto, Kreutzer Sonata - Bronislaw Huberman (2017) {Warner Classics-Parlophone rec 1936}
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© 1936, 2017 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 0190295895167
Classical / Viennese School / Violin / Piano

HISTORICAL RECORDINGS · MONO · RECORDED IN *1930 & 1934 NEW REMASTERING FROM ORIGINAL MASTERS IN 24-BIT / 96KHZ BY STUDIO ART ET SON, PARIS. “You simply have to hear Huberman’s recording,” wrote Gramophone of this incandescent 1934 interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. At the age of 14 Huberman, born in Poland in 1882, had dazzled Brahms with his playing. The prodigy went on to become both a towering violinist and a committed humanitarian activist, rescuing musicians from Nazi Germany to form the future Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Completing this newly remastered Beethoven disc, Huberman is partnered in the Kreutzer Sonata by another legendary Polish-born musician, Ignaz Friedman.
Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Fur Elise; Eroica-Variationen Op. 35; 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica-Variationen, Op. 35;
6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 227-2 | Time: 00:49:56

Like Gilels, Brendel treats the Op. 35 Variations as far more than a poor relation of the Eroica Symphony finale. His approach has less of the urgent, seemingly improvisatory thrust which makes the Gilels DG performance (on LP only) so compelling, but the sharpness with which he characterizes each variation is a delight, each time bringing a moment of revelation, and often relating this essentially middle-period work to much later inspirations. The six Bagatelles of Op. 126 equally find Brendel giving these fragments a weight, concentration and seriousness to reflect what else Beethoven was writing at the time. There is a gruffness of expression with charm eliminated. The third Bagatelle is the more moving for its simple gravity, and only in the final one of the group does Brendel allow himself to relax in persuasive warmth. Fur Elise makes a simple, haunting prelude to the group and the six Ecossaises a jolly postude with Brendel evoking the bluff jollity of Austrian dance music.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)
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Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Phi | Catalog: LPH 007

Philippe Herreweghe's 2011 recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in D major receives high marks, not only for the elegant period treatment, but also for the profound conviction of the performance. The Collegium Vocale Ghent and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées deliver the music with a somewhat smaller sound than one usually hears in modern performances; the Classical proportions of the ensembles allow details to stand out with utter clarity and the choral parts to move with greater fluidity and transparency than permitted with much larger choruses.
Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4: Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4:
Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE1290-2D | Time: 01:58:52

This double-CD release is a fourth volume in pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s ongoing recording cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas. This release includes Piano Sonatas Nos. 16–18 & 24–27 – written between 1801–02 and 1809–14, and belonging to the middle period of the composer’s oeuvre.
Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | 10:55:34

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly – very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and – horror vacui – the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year.
Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas:
No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573400 | Time: 01:09:08

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas form an unparalleled canon, remaining one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges for pianists to this day. These three sonatas represent Beethoven’s Early, Middle and Late periods but are united in the key of C – minor, for the dramatic and stormy intensity of mood in the Pathétique, and major for the radiant and poetic Waldstein sonata. In his sonata Op. 111 the cycle is completed with music of utmost dramatic tension and the deepest spirituality.
Werner Gura, Christoph Berner - Ludwig van Beethoven: Lieder & Bagatellen (2015)

Werner Güra, Christoph Berner - Ludwig van Beethoven: Lieder & Bagatellen (2015)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902217 | Time: 01:03:12

Beethoven as a giant of the symphony and the sonata has somewhat overshadowed Beethoven as a creator of songs. On this varied and insightful recording, tenor Werner Güra performs a program featuring Adelaide and the first song cycle in history, An die ferne Geliebte, that proves Beethoven's lieder lacked neither appeal nor originality. Accompanist Christoph Berner plays a Streicher fortepiano of 1847 that is perfectly suited to both the songs and to his solo performance of the wonderful Bagatelles of Op.126.
Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.
Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

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Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.