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Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:59:04 | 505 Mb
Classical | Label: APR Recordings

This important set contains the sixteen Beethoven sonatas that Wilhelm Kempff recorded for Grammophon in Germany between 1940 and 1943. Several are reissued here for the first time since their original release on 78rpm discs and none are currently available elsewhere. The sound is excellent for the period and all reveal the young Kempff at his best, in performances that compliment his later thoughts. The release is the companion of two previous APR releases of early Kempff Beethoven recordings the late sonatas (APR6018) and piano concertos 1, 3, 4 & 5 (APR6019), both of which received excellent reviews and were amongst APRs best sellers.
Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5  Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:18 | 408 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777149

Hélène Grimaud's performances on this disc a coupling of Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto with his Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 are truly fantastic. Her technique is essentially untouchable and her tone is surprisingly colorful. And, as in her previous recordings, her interpretations are outrageous. With Vladimir Jurowski and the Dresden Staatskapelle in the Concerto, Grimaud is unafraid to do whatever she wants with balance and tempos.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.
Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:40 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883705482

The presence of the young Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the decision by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes to conduct it from the keyboard may lead you to expect a smaller-scale performance than listeners actually get here, in this second album of Andsnes' "Beethoven Journey." Certainly this isn't keyboard-pounding Beethoven. The slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, has none of the giant-stomping-around quality it often received in golden-age recordings.

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 24, 2017
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 75:31 min | 281 MB
Label: Mirare ‎– MIR321D | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

With this programme of four sonatas, the young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection that enables listeners to enter the exceptional world of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists, the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavie.
Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:42 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1298-2D

The final volume of pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s acclaimed cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas. This volume combines the early Op. 7 and the famous Pathétique sonata together with the Last Sonatas Opp. 109-111 written by Beethoven in the 1820s. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and premiering many solo and chamber works for the piano.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - BeethovenЖ Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:11:50 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI classics | Catalog: 7243585493

If these performances of Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios by Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Lynn Harrell are suave and sophisticated with a soupçon of sentimentality, well, that's what modern performance practice was like in the '80s. And if that sounds like an appealing manner in which to perform Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios, this is the recording to hear. Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell lean into Beethoven's music, singing everything grandly, sounding everything gloriously, and souping everything up completely. One might argue that Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op. 1, are too Viennese High Classical to respond well to their approach, that the works seem more maimed and mauled then persuasively performed, but one cannot deny that Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell put every iota of their expressivity and virtuosity into their overpowering performances. EMI's early digital sound has been pleasantly remastered for this CD reissue.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1973 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at March 17, 2016
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1973 (2016)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1973 (2016)
Label: Decca Music Group | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 177:11 min | 406 mb
Classical

His piano playing is bright and incisive, with clear articulation and intellectual depth that does not interfere with the production of warm feeling. He has exceptional control over tone color. Although he possesses a considerable degree of sheer strength, his excellent playing in delicate passages creates the dominant impression. His repertoire is wide-ranging, and he has recorded most of it, from Haydn to the works of the first half of the 20th century. He has made particularly valuable recordings of the complete piano works of Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin.

Ingrid Marsoner - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 10, 2017
Ingrid Marsoner - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Ingrid Marsoner - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 64:41 min | 193 MB
Label: Gramola Records ‎– 99111 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Following on from her recording of piano concertos by Hummel and Beethoven, Austrian pianist Ingrid Marsoner presents her interpretations of late piano sonatas by Beethoven. Marsoners subtle yet vigorous playing opens the disc with Sonata No. 28 in A major Op. 101. The Rondo alla ingharese, quasi un capriccio Op. 129 is better known by its popular name Rage over a Lost Penny and is an earlier work, as is the 'lighter' Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major Op. 78, which provides a welcome intermezzo and an interesting contrast to the somewhat more profound late sonatas featured. The final track, Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111, symbolises the world and the hereafter with its two very dissenting movements.
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:07 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Over the next four seasons, the celebrated Norwegian pianist and newly-signed exclusive Sony Classical artist Leif Ove Andsnes will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities to the music of Beethoven.