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Piano Sonatas 4 22 23 & 25
Beethoven, Kovacevich
Piano Sonatas 4 22 23 & 25
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Beethoven, Kovacevich
Title: Piano Sonatas 4 22 23 & 25
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Angel Records
Release Date: 1/9/2001
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Sonatas, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Romantic (c.1820-1910)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724355696526

CD Reviews

jimbobmpls | Minneapolis, MN | 04/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a HUGE fan of Kovacevich, but have to admit that I was disappointed by this CD - esp. the "Appassionata". I really expected him to "let loose" on this most ferocious of sonatas, but instead we get a measured performance that lacks both the dramatic intensity of Gillels, Richter and Horowitz and the rhythmic elan of Kempff."
A safe recommendation
asbyip | Hong Kong | 02/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My friend presented me with this CD as a gift. Kovacevich is well known as a Beethovan interpreter, already shown in the early Phillips days and confirmed now in his EMI series, showing that his control and above all understanding of these work is at the top of any short-list. All in all, those wanting a modern version of these 2 sonatas need look no further."
Good but not great
ibell21 | Toronto, ON Canada | 10/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Kovacevich is clearly high up there among the best contemporary interpreters of Beethoven, but this disc is a bit disappointing in comparison with some of his other recent work (esp. for instance the disc with ##21/24/31). Whereas Kovacevich's Waldstein (#21) was overwhelming, the Appassionata here doesn't have nearly the same effect. Gilels is high up on my list of Appasionatas and also has a very convincing #4; Kempff is I think more effective in ##22 and 25."