23 April 2012

Beethoven: 3 sonatas [Serkin]

Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Cover | 231 Mb
Date CD: October 25, 1990 | Sony | 56:08

Rudolf Serkin's early 1960s accounts of the most popular "name" sonatas, on a CBS "Great Performances" mid-price CD, are compellingly direct and offer excellent value. The playing is deliberate, but hardly theatrical: as always, the pianist emphasizes the virtues of literalism. The recordings are closely miked and sonorous, and convey good piano tone along with every breath, sigh, groan, and vocalization Serkin produces. The Adagio of the Pathetique is especially lovely. --Ted Libbey


Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"

Rudolf Serkin, piano

I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...

1 comment:

Denis Amadeus said...

cheers mate! thanks!