Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas: Piano Sonata No. 27; Piano Sonata No. 28; Piano Sonata No. 29; Piano Sonata No. 30; Piano Sonata No. 31; Piano Sonata No. 32

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: Sony
WORKS: The Late Piano Sonatas: Piano Sonata No. 27; Piano Sonata No. 28; Piano Sonata No. 29; Piano Sonata No. 30; Piano Sonata No. 31; Piano Sonata No. 32
PERFORMER: Charles Rosen (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: SB2K 53531 ADD (1971)
Charles Rosen, a great musical thinker and author of a text essential to every music student (The Classical Style), is here presented in the Beethoven sonatas from Op. 90 onwards. His playing is refined, thoughtful, appropriately introverted and finely tuned to the inner conflicts of darkness and light in this music. Objective rather than passionate, there are plenty of new insights to be gained from listening to this recording. Jessica Duchen

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