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BERG, A.: Piano Sonata No. 1 / WEBERN, A.: Variations / BOULEZ, P.: Piano Sonata No. 2 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 4)

Composer(s):Berg, AlbanBoulez, PierreWebern, Anton
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.571277
Label Idil Biret Archive
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“Idil Biret is equal to the challenge (of Boulez’s 2nd Sonata). She does not merely sustain the thirty minute length—enormously ambitious for music that cannot fall back on the familiar landmarks of tonality—but inflects and shapes it in a remarkable way. The drama here…is the dialogue between a thought process and its corporeal realization, between the musical idea itself and its expression as sound-color of an almost improvisatory nature. Miss Biret catches all this, and she does so beautifully. A sensitive performance of the by-now classic Webern Variations completes and impressive American recording debut.” BEST OF THE MONTH, STEREO REVIEW – USA December 1973
“I slipped out (of the hall) and down Broadway to the

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