℗ 2023 Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin
Released November 17, 2023
Duration 55m 44s
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre Classical
 

The Lost Tapes – Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 21 & 23

Rudolf Serkin

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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"  
1.1
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
11:39
1.2
II. Introduzione. Adagio molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
4:11
1.3
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
11:04
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"  
1.4
I. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
11:41
1.5
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
7:10
1.6
III. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin
9:59
On the occasion of Rudolf Serkin's 120th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing Serkin's last Beethoven recordings for the first time: The two piano sonatas "Waldstein" and "Appassionata", recorded in 1986 and 1989. Due to Serkin's advanced illness, he was unable to finally approve the tapes at the time. This release of the great Beethoven pianist has now been made possible thanks to the support of Serkin’s daughter Judith Serkin, who also contributed a personal text for the booklet. The recording presents a very personal, wise and tender reading of Beethoven. Rudolf Serkin: Piano Sonatas is the first release in the new "The Lost Tapes" series, which brings to light previously unreleased recordings from Deutsche Grammophon’s archives.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 48 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.68
-9.98 to -1.22
-25.75
-34.59 to -20.86
-21.70
-30.00 to -17.30
14
12 to 16
1
I. Allegro con brio
-1.22-25.67-21.716
2
II. Introduzione. Adagio molto
-9.98-34.59-30.015
3
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo
-1.22-23.24-18.614
4
I. Allegro assai
-1.22-23.02-18.914
5
II. Andante con moto
-1.22-27.11-23.715
6
III. Allegro ma non troppo
-1.22-20.86-17.312

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