Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos 12, 17, 22 and 23 performed bu Sviatoslav Richter

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Album title:
Beethoven
Composer(s):
Beethoven
Works:
Piano Sonatas: No. 12 in A flat; No. 17 in D minor (Tempest); No. 22 in F; No. 23 in F minor (Appasionata)
Performer:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Label:
Alto
Catalogue Number:
ALC 1326 (1960-61)
Performance:
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Recording:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos 12, 17, 22 and 23 performed bu Sviatoslav Richter

Electrifying performances from Sviatoslav Richter, especially in the rapt and mystical elements of the D minor Tempest  Sonata, plus a hair-raising Appassionata. Sound quality varies quite a lot from sonata to sonata.

Jessica Duchen

 

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