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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Limited Vinyl LP

by Murray Perahia

Release Date: 02 March 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: DG


Murray Perahia Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Limited Vinyl LP

Living legend of the piano Murray Perahia records two benchmark sonatas by Beethoven for the first time in his career. Long renowned for his performances of this composer comes Perahia’s brand new recording that pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Murray Perahia stands in the tradition of the great keyboard virtuosi as an artist armed with consummate technical skills, boundless imagination and near-mystical eloquence. Murray Perahia explored the Hammerklavier Sonata first when he was in his mid-twenties. While the work’s enormous technical and physical challenges fell within his grasp, its profound musical demands eluded him. He quietly dropped the “Hammerklavier” from his repertoire, recognising that he would need time to fathom its cosmic depths. Over four decades passed before he felt ready to programme the piece in recital. After years of studying the original manuscripts, working sketches and editions published during the composer’s lifetime, and having edited the new Henle Urtext edition of The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Perahia now presents two of Beethoven’s most famous sonatas as a revelation.

Featured Tracks:
1. Allegro
2. Scherzo. Assai vivace
3. Adagio sostenuto
4. Largo - Allegro risoluto
5. Adagio sostenuto
6. Allegretto
7. Presto agitato