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Beethoven - Sonatas: Pathétique, Moonlight and Appassionata

Catalogue numberBIS-1460 SACD
Release date2005-01-28
Orig. sample rate88200Hz
Total time62:53

The first disc we released with Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven (BIS-CD-1120) was welcomed with great acclaim all over the world. English reviewers called his interpretations "fresh, vibrant readings presented in a fluent eagerly communicative style‚ (Gramophone) and judged that "Kempf's insight into the character of each of these Olympian masterpieces is astonishing and is allied to formidable virtuosity and musicianship" (Sunday Telegraph). Of course the great thing about Beethoven, as with all great music, is that there are no definitive performances. A performance by a musician with the skills, charisma and musical insights of a Freddy Kempf naturally awakens our appetites. Not because they will, perhaps, tell us more about Beethoven or more about Freddy Kempf, but because, if we are lucky, they will communicate insights into life itself; insights that words cannot convey, that paintings cannot depict, that moving images cannot even approach. Music, in the best instance, communicates at a level that other arts cannot reach. So the best compositions, interpreted by contemporary musicians of the highest calibre, are naturally a mouth-watering prospect. Like this new disc!
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$ 14.81
Extra material for download
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, Pathètique 21:26
01 I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 11:09 $ 2.68 USD
02 II. Adagio cantabile 06:02 $ 1.45 USD
03 III. Rondo. Allegro 04:15 $ 1.02 USD
  Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2, Moonlight 15:39
04 I. Adagio sostenuto 06:45 $ 1.62 USD
05 II. Allegretto 01:56 $ 0.46 USD
06 III. Presto agitato 06:58 $ 1.67 USD
  Sonata No.23 in F minor, ‘Appassionata’, Op.57 24:38
07 I. Allegro assai 10:07 $ 2.43 USD
08 II. Andante con moto 06:49 $ 1.64 USD
09 III. Allegro ma non troppo 07:42 $ 1.85 USD
  Album total 62:53
PianoKempf, Freddy
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van

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