℗ 1977 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin under exclusive license to Verve Label Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas Nos. 28-32

Maurizio Pollini

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101  
1
1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto ma non troppo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:47
2
2. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:14
3
3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:45
4
4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
7:33
Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier"  
5
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
10:46
6
2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:43
7
3. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
17:11
8
4. Largo - Allegro risoluto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
12:24
Piano Sonata No.30 In E Major, Op.109  
9
1. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
3:15
10
2. Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
2:16
11
3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
12:41
Piano Sonata No.31 In A Flat Major, Op.110  
12
1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
6:04
13
2. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
1:57
14
3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
9:45
Piano Sonata No.32 In C Minor, Op.111  
15
1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
8:46
16
2. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini
17:27
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:05:34
"... magisterial performances ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... this is playing of the highest order of mastery ... Pollini's account (of the Hammerklavier) is simply staggering, for if there are incidental details which are more tellingly illuminated by other masters, no performance is more perfect than this ... superb rhythmic grip, sensitivity to line and gradation of tone, a masterly control of the long paragraph; all these are features of this remarkable reading ... what continues to stun me about this reading (and stun is an apt description) is Pollini's clarity of vision, the way that he observes Beethoven's little ritenutos and dynamic shifts religiously but forms them into such a coherent whole."
- Gramophone

Maurizio Pollini recorded Beethoven late sonatas in the mid-1970s and received lavish critical praise for his faithful and highly skilled interpretations. The pianist and his performance have since acquired legendary status, particularly for the Hammerklavier, deemed "perfect" by Gramophone.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions