Murray Perahia offers two distinct Beethoven sonatas from polar aspects of his idiosyncratic Romanticism. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”; Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight” – Murray Perahia, piano – DGG 470 8353, 55:42 (2/9/18) [Distr. by Universal] ****: Beethoven in 1818 had […]
DGG combines two live Sokolov recitals to produce a towering program, intellectual and exciting at once. Sokolov – SCHUBERT/ BEETHOVEN – SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D. 899; Drei Klavierstuecke, D. 946; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”; RAMEAU: Les Tendres Plaintes; Les Tourbillons; Les Cyclopes; La Follette; Les Sauvages; BRAHMS: Intermezzo […]
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 “Hammerklavier”; Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”; The Ruins of Athens: Chorus of Dervishes; Turkish March – Alessio Bax, p. – Signum
Alessio Bax commands our attentive respect in two Beethoven sonatas, of which his Hammerklavier may rate as a contemporary classic.
Sean Chen: Crystal Award = BRAHMS: Variations on an Original Theme; BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 29 “Hammerklavier”; BARTOK: Thre Etudes – Sean Chen, p. – Harmonia mundi
To call Van Cliburn Competition winner Sean Chen’s performances of Brahms, Beethoven, and Bartok “crystalline” does more than make a pun, as you can hear for yourself.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, "Hammerklavier"; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor – Dina Ugorskaja, p. – BR Klassik
We might suspect we hear the natural heir of Russian legend Tatiana Nikolayeva in Ms. Ugorskaja, whose powerful and poetic approach to Beethoven proves remarkably poignant.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major; Piano Sonata No. 29 "Hammerklavier"; Bagatelles Nos. 1, 4 & 6 – Sviatoslav Richter, p. – ICA Classics
Richter offers towering Beethoven in a recital from London’s Royal Albert Hall, an exhibition of immense technique fused to a transcendent musical imagination.
Mindru Katz plays BEETHOVEN = Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, “Tempest”; Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, “Hammerklavier” – Mindru Katz, p. – Cembal d’amour
A Beethoven journey in the Horowitz style, except that master never dared these terrible beauties that Katz executes with masterly passion.
Andreas Haefliger: "Perspectives 5" = BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 “Hammerklavier”; LISZT: Annees de Pelerinage: La Suisse – Avie (2 CDs)
Andreas Haefliger finds spiritual kinship in two towers of the keyboard repertory, which he realizes with powerful sensitivity and charisma.