|Ludwig van Beethoven|| |
Bagatelles (6), Op. 126
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’ (Mondschein Sonata)
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 ‘Tempest’
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathetique’
Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Simply one of the greatest versions of Beethoven’s favorite Piano Sonatas.
“¬Nobody plays this music more authoritatively and eloquently,” wrote London’s Sunday Times of Stephen Kovacevich in Beethoven. “He is in his element, responding wholeheartedly to the extreme physicality that Beethoven brought to music … but the wit and delicacy of the playing are also remarkable.” Kovacevich himself has spoken of his love for the “fun and virtuosity” of the composer’s early sonatas, while in the often challenging later works he sees a “subtext of radiance and some sort of inherent faith in life.”
LP sleeve with 180 GR. PRESSING – black vinyl – no download code – Text in English.