Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Artur Schnabel [APE]

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Artur Schnabel [APE]


Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Artur Schnabel

APE | Classical | 1932 - 1935 | 8 CDs



Artur Schnabel's mid-'30s recordings of the Beethoven piano sonatas is beyond all doubt and argument the greatest set of the sonatas ever recorded. Of course, some critics point to Schnabel's lack of a virtuoso technique, which is said to mar his recordings of the "Waldstein," the "Appassionata," and the "Hammerklavier." And of course, everyone points to the flaws of EMI's recordings: hard, dry, and limited, they can't possibly match the sonic splendor of more recent stereo or digital recordings. All of that is beside the point. Schnabel's comprehension of the sonatas is so complete; his insights into the sonatas are so deep; his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual understanding of the sonatas so thorough; and his interpretations are so profound that most of his individual performances have never been equaled and his performances of the entire set have never been equaled. It doesn't matter what anyone says. Schnabel's set of the Beethoven sonatas is one of the greatest achievements in the history of recording. Everyone who loves the sonatas, who loves Beethoven, who loves Classical music, who loves great art and life and love and God, needs to hear them. - James Leonard



Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Schnabel
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 8
Format: Box set
Label: EMI Classics


Disc 1
01. Sonata No 1, In F Minor, Op.2 Nr 1. Allegro
02. Sonata No 1, In F Minor, Op.2 Nr 1. Adagio
03. Sonata No 1, In F Minor, Op.2 Nr 1. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
04. Sonata No 1, In F Minor, Op.2 Nr 1. Prestissimo
05. Sonata No 3, In C Major, Op. 2 Nr 3. Allegro Con Brio
06. Sonata No 3, In C Major, Op. 2 Nr 3. Adagio
07. Sonata No 3, In C Major, Op. 2 Nr 3. Scherzo (Allegro) & Trio
08. Sonata No 3, In C Major, Op. 2 Nr 3. Allegro assai
09. Sonata No 4, E Flat Major, Op 7 Allegro molto e con brio
10. Sonata No 4, E Flat Major, Op 7 Largo, con gran espressione
11. Sonata No 4, E Flat Major, Op 7 Allegro
12. Sonata No 4, E Flat Major, Op 7 Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)

Disc 2
01. Sonata No 2, In A Major, Op.2 Nr 2 Allegro vivace
02. Sonata No 2, In A Major, Op.2 Nr 2 Largo appassionato
03. Sonata No 2, In A Major, Op.2 Nr 2 Scherzo (Allegro) & Trio
04. Sonata No 2, In A Major, Op.2 Nr 2 Rondo (Grazioso)
05. Sonata No 5, In C minor, Op 10 Nr 1 Allegro molto e con brio
06. Sonata No 5, In C minor, Op 10 Nr 1 Adagio molto
07. Sonata No 5, In C minor, Op 10 Nr 1 Finale (Prestissimo)
08. Sonata No 6, in F Major, Op 10 Nr 2 Allegro
09. Sonata No 6, in F Major, Op 10 Nr 2 Allegretto
10. Sonata No 6, in F Major, Op 10 Nr 2 Presto
11. Sonata No 7, in D Major, Op 10 Nr 3 Presto
12. Sonata No 7, in D Major, Op 10 Nr 3 Largo e mesto
13. Sonata No 7, in D Major, Op 10 Nr 3 Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
14. Sonata No 7, in D Major, Op 10 Nr 3 Rondo (Allegro)

Disc 3
01. Sonata No 8, in C Minor, Op 13 " Pathetique" Grave - Allegro motto e con
02. Sonata No 8, in C Minor, Op 13 " Pathetique" Adagio cantabile
03. Sonata No 8, in C Minor, Op 13 " Pathetique" Rondo (Allegro)
04. Sonata No 9 in E Major Op 14, Nr 1 Allegro
05. Sonata No 9 in E Major Op 14, Nr 1 Allegretto
06. Sonata No 9 in E Major Op 14, Nr 1 Rondo (Allegro comodo)
07. Sonata No 10, in G Major, Op 14 Nr 2 Allegro
08. Sonata No 10, in G Major, Op 14 Nr 2 Andante
09. Sonata No 10, in G Major, Op 14 Nr 2 Scherzo (Allegro assai)
10. Sonata No 11 in B Flat Major Op 22 Allegro Con Brio
11. Sonata No 11 in B Flat Major Op 22 Adagio con molta espressione
12. Sonata No 11 in B Flat Major Op 22 Menuetto
13. Sonata No 11 in B Flat Major Op 22 Rondo (Allegretto)

Disc 4
01. 13, Eb maj, Andante-Allegro
02. 13, Eb maj, Allegro molto e vivace
03. 13, Eb maj, Adagio con espressione - Allegro vivace
04. 14, C# min, Moonlight, Adagio sostenuto
05. 14, C# min, Moonlight, Alegretto & Trio
06. 14, C# min, Moonlight, Presto agitato
07. 15, D maj, Pastorale, Allegro
08. 15, D maj, Pastorale, Andante
09. 15, D maj, Pastorale, Scherzo (Allegro vivace) & Trio
10. 15, D maj, Pastorale, Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
11. 18, Eb maj, Allegro
12. 18, Eb maj, Scherzo (Allegretto vivace)
13. 18, Eb maj, Menuetto (moderato e grazioso) & Trio
14. 18, Eb maj, Presto con fuoco
15. 19, G min, Andante
16. 19, G min, Rondo (Allegro)

Disc 5
01. Sonata No 12 in A flat major, Op 26 Andante con variazioni I - V
02. Sonata No 12 in A flat major, Op 26 Scherzo (Allegro molto) & Trio
03. Sonata No 12 in A flat major, Op 26 Marcia funebre sulla morte d' un Eroe (Andante maestoso)
04. Sonata No 12 in A flat major, Op 26 Allegro
05. Sonata No 16 in G major, Op 31 Nr 1 Allegro vivace
06. Sonata No 16 in G major, Op 31 Nr 1 Adagio grazioso
07. Sonata No 16 in G major, Op 31 Nr 1 Rondo (Allegretto)
08. Sonata No 17 in D minor, Op 31 Nr 2 Largo - Allegro
09. Sonata No 17 in D minor, Op 31 Nr 2 Adagio, Allegretto
10. Sonata No 20 in G major, Op 49 Nr 2 Allegro ma non troppo
11. Sonata No 20 in G major, Op 49 Nr 2 Tempo di Menuetto

Disc 6
01. Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 " Waldstein" Allegro con brio
02. Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 " Waldstein" Introduzione (Adagio molto) - Rondo (allegro moderato) - Prestissimo
03. Sonata No 22 in F major, Op 54 In tempo d' un Menuetto
04. Sonata No 22 in F major, Op 54 Allegretto
05. Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 " Appassionata" Allegro assai
06. Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 " Appassionata" Andante con moto, Allegro ma non tropo - Presto
07. Sonata No 24 in F sharp major, Op 78 Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo
08. Sonata No 24 in F sharp major, Op 78 Allegro vivace
09. Sonata No 25 in G major, Op 79 Presto alla tedesca
10. Sonata No 25 in G major, Op 79 Andante, Vivace

Disc 7
01. Sonata No 26 in E Flat Major Op 81a " Les Adieux" - Adagio - Allegro (Les Adieux)
02. Sonata No 26 in E Flat Major Op 81a " Les Adieux" Andante espressivo (L' Absence) - Vivacissimamente (Le Retour)
03. Sonata No 28 in A Major Op 101 - Allegretto ma non troppo
04. Sonata No 28 in A Major Op 101 Vivace alla Marcia
05. Sonata No 28 in A Major Op 101 Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto - Allegro
06. Sonata No 29 in B Flat Major Op 106 " Hammerklavier" Allegro
07. Sonata No 29 in B Flat Major Op 106 " Hammerklavier" Scherzo (Assai vivace) - Presto
08. Sonata No 29 in B Flat Major Op 106 " Hammerklavier" Adagio sostenuto
09. Sonata No 29 in B Flat Major Op 106 " Hammerklavier" Largo - Allegro risoluto

Disc 8
01. Sonata No 27 in E Flat Minor, Op 90 Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
02. Sonata No 27 in E Flat Minor, Op 90 Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen
03. Sonata No 30 in E Major Op 109 Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo
04. Sonata No 30 in E Major Op 109 Prestissimo
05. Sonata No 30 in E Major Op 109 Tema (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo) - Variaziono I - VI
06. Sonata No 31 in A Flat major, Op 110 Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
07. Sonata No 31 in A Flat major, Op 110 Allegro molto
08. Sonata No 31 in A Flat major, Op 110 Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo)
09. Sonata No 32 in C Minor Op 111 Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appasionato
10. Sonata No 32 in C Minor Op 111 Ariette (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)



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CD1 (1,3,4)

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CD3 (8,9,10,11)

CD4 (13,14,15,18,19)

CD5 (12,16,17,20)

CD6 (21,22,23,24,25)

CD7 (26,28,29)

CD8 (27,30,31,32)



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