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Thu 21 Jun, 2018:
Haydn: Piano Sonatas – Hoboken 32 in B minor; 40 in G major; 49 in E flat major; 50 in C major

Did Haydn make a mistake in the first movement of No 49? Both halves are written to be repeated, yet the second half takes in the coda which then is...

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Thu 19 Apr, 2018:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight); No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Turn to the pensive limpidity of the Hammerklavier’s Adagio or the seething turbulence of the Moonlight’s finale for the measure of the quality of...

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Tue 27 Dec, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 27 in E minor, Op 90; No 28 in A major, Op 101; No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Here are performances of three late Beethoven piano sonatas that can take their place among the very best in a crowded catalogue. Setting out his...

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Fri 29 Jul, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Right from the off you sense that this 1976 Hammerklavier (originally made for Eurodisc) is going to cast its 2013 Salzburg successor (DG) well and...

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Mon 25 Jul, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in C major, Op 2; No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2; No 3 in F minor, Op 5

To say that François-Frédéric Guy treats the young Brahms’s three piano sonatas to a range of colours more readily associated with the piano...

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Tue 12 Apr, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Three Piano Pieces, D 946; Beethoven: Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier); Encores by Rameau and Brahms

‘Once more, with feeling’ is, I think, the general idea. Grigory Sokolov is nothing if not a thoughtful performer, and Schubert’s G flat...

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Fri 28 Nov, 2014:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier); No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)

It’s in at the deep (and the divine) ends of Beethoven’s piano sonatas – the gargantuan Hammerklavier and dreamlike Moonlight – for Alessio...

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Tue 27 May, 2014:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in F minor, Op 2 No 1; No 2 in A major, Op 2 No 2; No 3 in C major, Op 2 No 3; No 28 in A major, Op 101; No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

A Beethoven sonata collection for Sundays and Bank Holidays, when you feel like a change from the norm. Paavali Jumppanen thinks hard through all five...

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Thu 27 Mar, 2014:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 – No 11 in B flat major, Op 22; No 18 in E flat major, Op 31 No 3; No 28 in A major, Op 101

Generally speaking, Angela Hewitt can seem a little inhibited at times. Yet she addresses her chosen Beethoven with wit and depth. If one might...

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