The Piano Sonatas Volume IV : Op. 26-27-28
Ludwig van Beethoven

The Piano Sonatas Volume IV : Op. 26-27-28

Andras Schiff

ECM 4765875 - 0028947658757

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The fourth instalment of Schiff’s complete Beethoven includes the sonatas opp. 26, 27 and 28 – highly accomplished works of strong individual features that were written in 1800 and 1801. Even in the famous “Moonlight”-sonata the Hungarian’s attention to detail leads to unexpected listening experiences. “Nobody in the hall will have heard this first movement like that before” wrote Peter Hagmann in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung reviewing the recital in Tonhalle Zurich where the sonatas are recorded live for ECM. “Not the kind of over-demonstrative approach which has become common these days lies at the heart of this interpretation but the consequent and courageous scrutiny of the musical text.” The booklet offers an extensive conversation between András Schiff and Martin Meyer on the repertoire and its interpretation. 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Sonata No. 12 A-Flat major op. 26: Andante con Variazioni
  • 2
    Sonata No. 12 A-Flat major op. 26: Scherzo. Allegro molto
  • 3
    Sonata No. 12 A-Flat major op. 26: Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe
  • 4
    Sonata No. 12 A-Flat major op. 26: Allegro
  • 5
    Sonata No. 13 E-Flat major op. 27/1: Andante - Allegro - Tempo I
  • 6
    Sonata No. 13 E-Flat major op. 27/1: Allegro molto e vivace
  • 7
    Sonata No. 13 E-Flat major op. 27/1: Adagio con espressione
  • 8
    Sonata No. 13 E-Flat major op. 27/1: Allegro vivace
  • 9
    Sonata No. 14 c-sharp minor OP. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto
  • 10
    Sonata No. 14 c-sharp minor OP. 27/2: Allegretto
  • 11
    Sonata No. 14 c-sharp minor OP. 27/2: Presto agitato
  • 12
    Sonata No. 15 D major op. 28: Allegro
  • 13
    Sonata No. 15 D major op. 28: Andante
  • 14
    Sonata No. 15 D major op. 28: Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  • 15
    Sonata No. 15 D major op. 28: Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo