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Classical - Released May 27, 2016 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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One could easily lose oneself in the meanderings of the many recordings by Wilhelm Kempff, which stretch out across the 55 years from 1920 to 1975, even though he never liked playing for the microphone. But nonetheless he has always been happy to record, and would constantly polish up his technique so as to render the most faithful possible service to his art, across both his own evolution and the technological innovations that he has seen through his many years of recording, from acoustics to stereophony. The great German pianist left behind him three complete recordings of Beethoven's sonatas. The first was in the 1930s, but it wasn't quite complete; the second in the 1950s; and a final collection, brought together in this recording, from the early 1960s, with stereo sound. Recorded quite quickly, considering the volume of material involved, between January 1964 and January 1965, in the studios of Hanover's Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, it represents Wilhelm Kempff's final statement on Beethoven's work, having drawn closer to it over the course of several years. While the piano isn't without the odd harsh moment, this complete recording is of very even quality, and it brings out Kempff's free playing style which had brought Beethoven into the light, avoiding the heavy-handedness which German pianists had often inflicted on the composer. This search for clarity and simplicity came close to the improvisatory style that was Beethoven's hallmark, as he quickly "noted" whatever his imagination brought forth. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Solo Piano - Released November 22, 2005 | Nonesuch

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released March 24, 2014 | Warner Classics International

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Classical - Released January 1, 2010 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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This 2011 box set brings together Alfred Brendel's first recording for Philips of the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas and his recording of all five piano concertos. Brendel was one of the handful of all-time Beethoven masters, known for his intelligent, yet entirely musical and effective interpretations. These recordings, all (including the concertos) dating from the 1970s, represent his playing at the height of his skills. Brendel did make a second set of the sonatas for Philips in the early '90s, recorded digitally, so some audiophiles may prefer the sound of those over these earlier, analog recordings, but the artistry is still in these. For the concertos, Brendel is joined by Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Chamber Music - Released August 25, 2009 | harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released September 13, 2010 | Warner Classics

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Symphonies - Released January 2, 1980 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released November 17, 2017 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2017 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released February 11, 2014 | Alpha

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Alpha is reissuing the complete Beethoven quartets by the Belcea Quartet: ‘Beethoven’s music has been at the center of our life as a quartet from our very first rehearsal together back in 1994. However, it is more recently that we immersed ourselves totally in Beethoven in preparation for, and during the course of the immense project of performing and recording all of his string quartets in the season 2011/12. It is during this past year that Beethoven’s music became an all-consuming passion for each of us. These sixteen quartets written some two hundred years ago form one the most complete and powerful musical statements ever made. The completeness lies in their unprecedented intensity and in the astonishing development that can be traced between the early and the late works - a thirty-year long revolution which altered forever the way we experience music.’ In September 2016 the Belcea Quartet will embark on a tour that will take it to the United States and most countries in Europe.
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Classical - Released November 1, 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1977 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released February 13, 2015 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 3, 2012 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released October 26, 2010 | Warner Classics International

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Symphonies - Released September 24, 2012 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released September 27, 2004 | ECM New Series

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Classical - Released August 2, 2013 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 26, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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