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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2, 19, 20 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 1)

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.571251
Label Idil Biret Archive
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


“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 has been Wilhelm Kempff.” (Gramophone) “Idil Biret gives an impressive performance. A supreme mastery of tempi, sonorities, polyphony and technique permits Biret—a disciple of Alfred Cortot—to embrace all the moods of Beethoven and gives her playing a symphonic depth rarely heard until now.” (Le Nouvel Observateur) “Idil Biret has recently recorded Liszt’s

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,January 2009

The first release in the complete recordings made over a period of forty years by the distinguished Turkish pianist, Idil Biret, and which will cover eighty reissues together with a number made specially for this archive. Embarking on a solo career at the age of 16, Biret had studied in Paris, Nadia Boulenger and Alfred Cortot being among her mentors. The years that followed had seen Biret presented with many awards, including the Distinguished Service Order from the Polish Government and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite in France. Her recordings, for a number of labels, received universal critical acclaim, and she became the first pianist to place on disc the complete works of Frederic Chopin. Temperamentally her performances follow more in the footsteps of

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