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    Is anyone familiar with this set? Context: I've been getting to know the 32 sonatas via Arrau's cycle. I know this is sacrilegious to both the music and the interpreter, but they haven't quite taken off for me - don't quite seem the pinnacle of Western music that everyone maintains. Often very...
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    Nicolai Medtner. - a few thoughts regarding my collection. Reading about Medtner´s 3rd Piano Concerto many years ago in a surprisingly detailed, two-volume treasure-grove book from Larousse about the history and composers of classical music was one of the reasons that I began exploring lesser...
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    Hello, I got myself my first Beethoven piano sonatas cycle a month ago. Claudio Arrau - perhaps a strange beginner's choice, but I love it. I'd now like to hear some other interpretations to compare. I like what I read on here about Kempff, Brendel and Gilels - and I could kick off with any of...
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    One of my favorite sonatas but doesn't seem to get as much attention as the more popular Beethoven ones. I grew up on the Gilels recording but I'm wondering if any of you like this sonata too and can recommend a good recording of it.
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