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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

Murray Perahia

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Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"  
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1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
10:09
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2. Scherzo. Assai vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
2:28
3
3. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
16:21
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4. Largo - Allegro risoluto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
11:49
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"  
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1. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
5:16
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2. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
2:11
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3. Presto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia
7:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:39
"But in many ways it's the D major sonata Op 28, the so-called Pastoral, that suits Perahia's poetic sensibility and his honeyed, soft-edged soundworld the best."
- Andrew Clements, The Guardian

"For Perahia this was inescapable pain, but not to be dwelt upon. His ability to find the life in each note proved intensely moving."
- Losa Angeles Times

Murray Perahia took on the ambitious project to edit all of the Beethoven Sonatas for the Henle Urtext Edition. In this album listeners will hear Perahia's historic interpretation of Beethoven's 29th piano sonata as well as his most well-known sonata, the ""Moonlight"" sonata. Perahia tries to get inside the mind of the musical genius and in turn brings audiences quite a thoughtful and informed performance of these major works.

"I can’t pretend to really have a clue to Beethoven, but I try to understand the things that he would work on in his composition class."
- Murray Perahia
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