Sons Pno Vol. 5
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The fifth in Schiff's chronological survey of Beethoven's 32 sonatas, the pillars of the piano repertoire. Includes the popular favourites "The Tempest", "The Hunt" and "Waldstein". Schiff has been one of the most acclaimed pianists in the world for three decades, and earlier volumes received rave reviews.
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The booklets in this series are of special interest. Andras Schiff shares his outlook and insights on these works and we get a glimpse of how great interpretations evolve. For piano students as well as for lovers of these works, Andras Schiff's Beethoven Sonata series is to be highly recommended!
Janos Cegledy, Tokyo
Useless to say, Schiff gets the very essence of this music. He seems completely immersed in it and follows a logical and expressive line. His theoretical insights and artistic honesty lead him to a remarkable achievement. His conversations with the Swiss musicologist Martin Meyer (included in the booklets of all the volumes in the cycle) are a priceless guide in understanding and approaching Beethoven’s universe. A persistent sense of narration and a wondrous flavor of authenticity surface the proceedings. Schiff seems one of the most entitled interpreters to convey the inexhaustible beauties of this supremely existential repertoire.