Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his 32 piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. Although originally not intended to be a meaningful whole, as a set they compose one of the most important collections of works in the history of music. Hans von Bülow called them "The New Testament" of the piano literature (Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier being "The Old Testament").
Emil Gilels proves his immense talent as pianist on this very fine recording. He plays with a passion and masculinity that is right for Beethoven. Just like Yves Nat he truly understands the nature of Beethoven. What Gould did for Bach, Nat and Gilels do for Beethoven. Sound quality is superb and one verily feels as if one is listening to this in person. Highly recommended indeed. This is just a moving, passionate, and just plain fun album. I recommend it whole-heartedly. Instead of rushing through the sonatas as countless performers do, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels takes times to make music. He adheres to the required speed but does not exceed the speed limit which in the process makes so many recordings sound like robotic technical exercises. Mr. Gilels' playing touches the heart, and that is what music is supposed to do.
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
Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 -"Moonlight". 4. 1. Adagio sostenuto. Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven.
Bitrate (quality): 192256320. mp3. Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor Op. 37 - 1. Allegro Con Brio. 2. 37 - 2. Largo. 3. 37 - 3. Rondo. Piano Sonata In A Flat Major Op. 26 - 1. Andante Con Variazioni. 5. 26 - 2. Scherzo.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 30. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" - 1. The Appassionata and Les Adieux are as excellently played as the Waldstein and together make an incredible album. When Gilels plays Beethoven everything sounds perfect, or at least it sounds perfect to me. You can't go wrong with this one. Please do not hesitate if you like Beethoven, his piano sonatas and a perfect interpretation. 2 people found this helpful.
Album · 1986 · 10 Songs. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 & Piano Sonata Op. 57, "Appassionata". Alfred Brendel, Sir Simon Rattle & Vienna Philharmonic.
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Emil Gilels died suddenly in 1985. Together with Sviatoslav Richter he was one of the unquestionably great Russian pianists of the postwar Soviet era, and part of an outstanding generation of players from around the world, even though, compared with Richter, Gilels's art was not fully represented on disc. He would have been 90 this year, and Deutsche Grammophon has marked the anniversary with three major reissues