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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 (Biret) - Nos. 26, 30, 32 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 18)

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.571268
Label Idil Biret Archive
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“Especially with Beethoven Idil Biret proved herself a great artist with breathtaking depth of expression and dramatic performing power…The big applause was fully deserved.”
KURIER (Vienna)
“Biret grasps the size of Beethoven’s style. The polyphony is laid out in a relaxed way with little indulgence in point making. She keeps the big line and yet is thankfully sparing in her use of fortissimos. The piano tone is sumptuous. Biret’s gentle and almost sensuous sonorities are really captivating. One is reminded that her mentor is Wilhelm Kempff.”
GRAMOPHONE
“Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s series of Beethoven Sonatas is emerging as a major statement in the field, entirely different from the other

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Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

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Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

Review By James Manheim,Allmusic.com,March 2011

Turkish pianist Idil Biret’s Beethoven Edition, very much a summation of her life’s work, has been consistently strong but has kicked into a higher gear with her readings of Beethoven’s later sonatas. This album, Vol. 9 in the series, maintains the usual virtues of Biret’s playing: precision, clarity, and the ability to translate structural insight into fully realized performances. Biret was a student of Wilhelm Kempff and has carried his legacy forward into the present time. All this said, she has made some original points in these recordings, which isn’t easy to do in the realm of late Beethoven. Consider the final set of variations in the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, perhaps the apex of Beethoven’s entire keyboard output. The

more....

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