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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I looked for a thread on this and couldn't find one so if I'm unknowingly duplicating an old thread I apologize. I am looking for recordings of Beethoven Piano Sonatas on the fortepianos of the period in which the sonatas were written. I have found this recording which has all five Piano...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I fancy treating myself to a Beethoven piano sonatas cycle, and I'd really like one with some good liner notes. A nice chunky read, perhaps a little capsule summary of each sonata in turn (I'm guessing Schiff would be good here - expensive, though). I know any amount of info can be found online...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    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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    1729-1783, perhaps the best known Spanish composer of the 18th century. He is known primarily for keyboard sonatas, which take after Scarlatti but with some notable differences. Definitely less concise than Scarlatti, the sonatas tend to lope along and evolve more slowly, though they work on...
  5. Solo & Chamber Music
    I went through an obsessive phase looking for a pianist that was highly consistent with outstanding performances for the Beethoven piano sonatas and the one I kept coming back to were the ones recorded by Annie Fischer (Hungaroton box set). It's also worth mentioning she plays a Bosendorfer and...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi, do you know any version of the LVB's sonatas played with cello instead of a violin? If yes, please add the link. Thanks, iwe ...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I have been listening to Beethoven for many years and I am familiar with his piano sonatas. Recently I have been listening to the recital/lectures by Andras Schiff on the Op 31 piano sonatas. He describes the Op 31 no 2 sonata as a great tragic work. I would like to agree with this, but I find...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    My favorite piano works are Beethoven and Mozarts sonatas I really enjoy his piano sonatas. I know Bach keyboard works and sometimes I listen Chopin , specially Waltzs . I like to listen piano music in the morning at breakfast , I'm looking for something happy like Mozart's humor and funny...
  9. Recorded Music and Publications
    I don't actually know these sonatas very well apart from 4, 8, 14, 19-21 and 23 so I'm looking for a complete set to explore, or single disc releases of the ones I haven't heard much yet. I know and love Brautigam's recordings on the fortepiano, so this time I would very much like to hear some...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    This days I listen piano sonatas... Im starting with Beethoven, looking to some intense piano sonatas from Beethoven , like Pathetique
  11. Solo & Chamber Music
    Does anyone own the complete set? Is it worthwhile? I know Kempff sets a high standard with this, I'm just not familiar with the early sonatas and don't know if that's a worthy endeavor. I'm a touch hooked on boxed sets... What say you fine folk? Edit: sorry for the feminization of his first...
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've been looking for the sheet music to Galuppi's Sonata in B flat major llly no 14, but I haven't had much luck finding them online. I tried imslp, but it wasn't on there. The most common search results on google are his sonatas op. 1 and op.2, which does not include this work...
  13. Solo & Chamber Music
    We are looking at CPE Bach and beyond, and their works that can be most expressively played on the clavichord. We are looking for recordings of these composers and compositions on clavichord; which are your favorites? WF Bach is an obvious one that can be interpreted this way. He wrote...
  14. Solo & Chamber Music
    CPE Bach, is for the most part, neglected... even if he is one of the "upper" and better off" "neglected" composers. It's TalkClassical so I expect everyone is familiar with him but I talk of the other 99% public. Anywho, I came across a gargantuan set of all his Sonatas for Keyboard [on...
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    Compared to piano and violin sonatas, cello sonatas usually get less attentions. What are the cello sonatas you find worth listening to and why?
  16. Classical Music Discussion
    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...
  17. Classical Music Discussion
    I've secretly placed the late piano sonatas above the quartets, if only by a smidgeon. So I'm not saying the quartets are chopped liver! But I think this is a minority view. How about you? Sonatas or quartets, or is it silly to compare these? (The answer to that last is of course "yes," but...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Let's say the Classical Era is 1730-1820. I'll start: Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI/34, L. 53 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique)
  19. Solo & Chamber Music
    I just noted that the complete Beethoven sonatas that HJ Lim that she excludes Piano Sonatas Opus 49 which are two short pieces. Not sure why she left those out and whether this makes this a complete cycle or not. It's been a long time since I heard Opus 49 so wondering whether those are...
  20. Recorded Music and Publications
    I never heard of HJ Lim and was wondering whether anyone has heard this cycle of her Beethoven piano sonatas. Any opinions?
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