Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 7, 14/1 & 2; Duo Piano Sonata in D, Op. 6

COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 7, 14/1 & 2; Duo Piano Sonata in D, Op. 6
PERFORMER: Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9347 DDD
Those who have been following Louis Lortie’s Beethoven series for Chandos will not be disappointed by this latest instalment. Op. 7 is among the most consistently beautiful of Beethoven’s earlier sonatas, and Lortie’s playing has all the warmth and musicality one could wish for. The two Op. 14 sonatas are on a smaller scale; while Op. 6 – Beethoven’s only sonata for piano duet – is not part of the cycle at all: an engaging trifle, but no more. Fine recording. Misha Donat

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