Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27

Sviatoslav Richter

Catalogue Number: ALC 1158
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: 66:23 ADD 1971/5

Description

“Orchestral solidity of sound makes the first movements immediately impressive. But the true scaling of heights comes in the slow movement of the C major—a colossal psychodrama here—and, unexpectedly, in the shadowy third movement of the E flat. The Op. 90 Sonata is mellower, never to the point of actually smiling, but unobtrusively responsive to the direction of Beethoven’s thought. Only a select few pianists are so in touch with Beethoven the awe-inspirer; and of those is there any who can match Richter for sustained intensity and will-power?” (c) Gramophone

Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, Op.2 No.3 (26:34)

  • [1] I. Allegro con brio 10:24
  • [2] II. Adagio 7:37
  • [3] III. Scherzo. Allegro 3:28
  • [4] IV. Assai allegro 5:03

Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat major, Op.7 (27:58)

  • [5] I. Allegro molto e con brio 8:29
  • [6] II. Largo, con grand’ espressione 7:57
  • [7] III. Allegro – Minore 5:34
  • [8] IV. Rondo. Poco allegro e grazioso 5:56

Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90 (11:51)

  • [9] I. Con vivicita e sempre con
    sentimento ed espressione 5:20
  • [10] II. Non troppo presto e molto cantabile 6:30

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 x 13.5 x 2 cm