The arrangements of Beethoven’s works I never find satisfactory, including the orchestrations of his string quartets.The music loses its profundity. Go back in time and meet again the 40 year-old Vladimir Ashkenazy – the concert pianist who had not yet started a career as a world-renowned conductor. In the Hammerklavier Sonata, the sheer vitality of Ashkenazy's playing often creates dazzling effects, especially in the outer movements. Beethoven and especially Chopin are two composers which Ashkenazy never stopped performing and recording during his long-time career, from the year 1956 when at the early age of 19 he was awarded the second prize at Chopin Competition, until now. Almost every page carries the warning ‘do not try this at home’. Beethoven:the Piano Sonatas: Vladimir Ashkenazy: Amazon.es: Música. Report item - opens in a new window or tab. It teaches you how much can be communicated by the body and how this influences our listening. 2 & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 1977 A few days before the 75th birthday of one of our century's greatest pianists, medici.tv gathers those exceptional archives in which, at the beginning of the 1980s, Vladimir Ashkenazy performs the Beethoven last five sonatas as well as milestones from the Chopin repertoire. Saltar al contenido principal.es. Bars 339-End: Coda. Could you add the Andras Schiff version of the Hammerklavier to your discussion? Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 2. Artist:VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY Label:LONDON Serial No:TLA1043 Tape Speed:4Track / 7.5ips Play Tested:Great . Last week Pierre-Laurent Aimard performed the piece at the Southbank Centre. There are more than 100 recordings of the Hammerklavier, starting in 1935 with Artur Schnabel, who is well beow form in what was, in concert, one of his trademark pieces. One of my critical colleagues describes it as ‘music to play when you have just broken up with a best friend’. The opening is deeply convincing and the slow movement tender and sublime. I had lunch with him once but never heard him play Beethoven live. I think this recording, made in 1983, might be his most important legacy – indeed, possibly the most powerful interpretation of any Beethoven sonata, He is the alltime first choice of our panellist Erica Worth, editor of Piano magazine. I know I don’t use Idagio as Mr Lebrecht does, but does it carry the Schiff recordings? He replied that there were a lot of beautiful women he came into contact with and what was he going to do “…stop in and say I’m learning the Hammerklavier” ? I agree with NL about the way Solomon’s recording creates a mesmerising narrative which holds the listener’s attention. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. “St. In the Hammerklavier Sonata, the sheer vitality of Ashkenazy's playing often creates dazzling effects, especially in the outer movements. Beethoven and especially Chopin are two composers which Ashkenazy never stopped performing and recording during his long-time career, from the year 1956 when at the early age of 19 he was awarded the second prize at Chopin Competition, until now (in July 2012 will be released on the Decca label a new album of solo works by Chopin). ... Beethoven*, Ashkenazy* ‎– Hammerklavier Sonata In B Flat Op. Appassionato e con molto sentimento, Ludwig van Beethoven, What sticks in the mind is the clarity of his touch, allied to its lightness, even in the loudest passages. Hi Edgar, Vladimir Ashkenazy in a series of legendary recitals, filmed by Christopher Nupen's camera. I still have the original old heavy Columbia LPs – now I also have it on a nice Japanese-issue Sony CD. One could add 2:30 minutes to the overall time since he leaves out the expositional repeat in the 1st movement. The 8th? Sonata No. There are occasionally little details which sound a bit clumsy, in the Adagio there are passages which are mere dreamy improvisation without any shape, and the fugue is driven by a mixture of grandiosity and despair without finding a real relief – thereby expressing the claustrophobia which is sometimes part of the human condition and therefore all the more gripping. The earliest recording to catch my ear is by Louis Kentner (1905-1987), a Hungarian prodigy who settled in England in 1935 and eventually became Yehudi Menuhin’s brother-in-law and recital partner. Besides the studio recording, he left at least one very impressive live account of the ‘Hammerklavier’. Surprised there’s no mention of Richard Goode. A group of firemen walked down the aisles as quietly as they could in their full gear, checking everywhere, then left. Like; Share; Add; Source; Jan 29, 2013; Flag. Hernandez introduced me to Medtner’s Russian Fable in B-flat minor well before I heard Medtner and Svetlanov play it on records. $9.90. At the time of his Beethoven recordings, Schnabel was not any more at his peak for several reasons. Ashkenazy re-recorded them both, the 'Hammerklavier' for his complete Beethoven sonata cycle, and the 'Waldstein' as a digital remake for a separate CD. In just a few clicks, you can be one of them. But those recital reveal his skills were in decline. ==And John Lill? View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1967 Vinyl release of It might be worth mentioning that the Hammerklavier is most effective listened to live and not in recording. At the opposite extreme, the mystic Maria Yudina clatters away for 38 minutes on a badly maintained piano in appalling studio sound and an absolutely transfixing reading. Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven's Sonata No. I was replying to Guerrero’s post. 2 & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 1977 There is nothing flashy about Kentner, as there would have been about his compatriot Liszt. The opening statement in 1956 by the English pianist Solomon is among the most arresting ever heard and the performance as a whole is an act of storytelling, the pianist holding us spellbound start to finish. Yuja Wang - Schumann Etudes Symphoniques 01/29/13 . Just heard Ogden's epic traversal (below) and wonder what other great performances you have on your shelves Ogden Beethoven.jpg More recently Igor Levit (2013) is unignorable for sheer flair, courage and chutzpah. Vladimir Ashkenazy Recital No. However, Ashkenazy's faster tempos occasionally diminish the music's dramatic effect. All the while Ogden played on, seemingly oblivious, not even lifting his head to see what was happening, totally concentrated on maintaining the shape and impetus of the music. Piano Sonata No. BTW, my choices are Nat, Rosen (ignore Norman’s absurd comment about Rosen’s “cerebral snobbery” – Rosen was a brilliant scholar, writer, and lecturer, someone who Norman would do well to learn something from), Gulda, Gilels, Richter, and Craig Sheppard. Thank you for your understanding. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1967 Vinyl release of Hammerklavier Sonata In B Flat Op. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I) MP3 Song by Vladimir Ashkenazy from the album Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas. His playing makes you feel what Beethoven is all about. I can’t, but that’s probably because there isn’t one. To my mind,  the third all-purpose label pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is strongest in the Hammerklavier. . And let us not forget Friedrich Gulda, from his superb complete set! 2950 by 4250 usable pixels. I heard S.Richter 1975 playing 32 sonata. I was able to hear him perform it twice in New York in the mid 70’s. Unfortunately it’s my wife’s favorite,as she knows “Faust” by heart. I have never heard a performance in which all those singers were of equal ability and well-balanced. We can only speculate what sounds he imagined might emerge. To insist that there is one best interpretation - even for any one listener - is attempting to impose an order which is simply nonexistent. I am envious that you heard Nyiregyhazi play live, and even dined with him; as I wrote, I have only his recordings to go by. Vladimir Ashkenazy in recital (I/VI) Beethoven's Hammerklavier. 21 'Waldstein' & 29 'Hammerklavier' [Eloquence] 所有產品圖片謹供參考,實際產品可能因為地區或產品本身之版本分別而存在差異。 除非於產品頁有特別注明,否則環球唱片(香港)並不保証銷售之產品為限量版或編號版本。 shipping: + $5.00 shipping . I’m partial to Mehta/VPO/Decca (Mehta’s profound and powerful interpretation, state-of-the-art analog stereo, glorious soloists and chorus, and the VPO at its best), but I do like Kaplan, his LPO version IMO better than the VPO. That would have been something to hear. 2:38. 106, "Hammerklavier". Speaking of Sheppard, it seems that no commenter on this blog other than myself has ever heard of him. Its style, in a musical sense, is orchestral, while the textures are ‘sort of’ pianistic. It was a terrific interpretation, more satisfying than Pollini and Sokolov, both of whom I have had the pleasure to hear in the work. I don’t think he is trying to be revelatory but simply convincing in terms of what the composer intended. His interpretation and virtuosity make them new creations, he brings the edge out of them. It represents the spectacular emergence of many of the themes that were to recur in Beethoven's late period: the reinvention of traditional forms, such as sonata form; a brusque humour; and a return to pre-classical compositional traditions, including an exploration of modal harmony and reinventions of the fu… I’d much appreciate it! Beethoven's Sonata 29 was somewhat misnamed Hammerklavier as the composer apparently thought the piano had been invented in Germany not Italy. Buy Presto CD online. Also, he brings the requisite “craziness” to the little wisp of a scherzo. The first time I heard this live was in a recital by the Juilliard teacher Beveridge Webster @ the 92nd St Y in NY ca.1959.As I was leaving I remember someone holding the score and complimenting the performance saying, “Well, it’s unplayable and that’s what he did.” Any comments on Yuja Wang’s Carnegie Hall performance this past year? 29 In B-flat Major (Op. Prime Cesta. I am acquainted with Ricardo Hernandez, and have heard him play. There have been pianists who prepared learning the piece by first having the score under their pillow at night, and others by ritually burning an extra score before sitting down at the piano. Misc. However, his musical integrity led him to start the sonata with the left hand jump at the metronome =138, contrary to many (fortunately not all) of the pianists mentioned in the above review. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color jpg2000 files approx. Which leads me to the most penetrative of the Russians, Emil Gilels, who was supposed to deliver a full cycle of sonatas for Deutsche Grammophon but, in the late Cold War era, fell two or three short. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, Nos. P.S. While the playing in his characteristically muscular style was predictably suited to the work, the event was memorable for the fire alarm going off in the middle. He played the Hammerklavier for a CBC radio recording. The work can last between 40 and fifty minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d9UAVfbp2Y. 1 - Beethoven Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (287): Half, or Handel? His cycle of the 32 sonatas is absolutely brilliant, in great sound, and totally worth searching out. Beethoven wrote: ‘Here’s a sonata that will challenge pianists and that people will be able to play in 50 years.’ The title alone has no particular significance. Greg, is Hernandez still alive? She was married off and on to conductor Willem van Hoogstraten,who conducted the L.A. Phil before the war around Klemperer’s time there. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. I also love the Walter/NYP, the first version I ever heard and the one I “grew up with”. Beethoven gave a metronome marking of 138 to the opening allegro movement, a deterrent speed that most considered impossible. And the old Scherchen is so wonderful! 6 Listed For Sale: vladimir ashkenazy, ludwig van beethoven hammerklavier Clear Filters I have a number of LPs and CDs of his Liszt recordings (he was truly a force of nature), but no Beethoven. It is the German word for ‘pianoforte’ and Beethoven had applied it once before, to his sonata opus 101. Search for a Composer: Featured Popular Composers. Cuenta y listas Identifícate Cuenta y listas Devoluciones y Pedidos Suscríbete a. 2:14. Greg Bottini — Vastly relieved, as I love the”Resurreetion” but agree as to the Symphony of 300, which is too rich and grandiloquent for my blood. Here is a live recording of his rendition when he was in his prime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9eZdeS8es. Beethoven piano sonatas by Vladimir Ashkenazy are veryy different of what you usuallly hear. Schubert-:iszt “Wanderer” is an example of his concentration. Beethoven and especially Chopin are two composers which Ashkenazy never stopped performing and recording during his long-time career, from the year 1956 when at the early age of 19 he was awarded the second prize at Chopin Competition, until now (in July 2012 will be released on the Decca label a new album of solo works by Chopin). Sonata for Piano No. The 29th sonata, in B-flat major, was recognised as the summit of piano music, a status it maintained for a whole generation until Chopin and Liszt presented a different set of challenges. 106 the Hammerklavier, famous for being incredibly difficult. I would add Peter Serkin’s recordings too! Although this was an excellent performance, to my ears is still fell short when compared to the masters of the past. This video is reserved for our subscribers. Francis of Paola Walking o the Waves”… “Marching on the Floats” as the French has it … was some of the grandest pianism I had heard ‘pnt, and I knew it already from Kempff and Cortot, as I told him over lunch. Totally disagree that Brendel is good in the piece. I still have that LP, and photocopies of a number of contemporary reviews of it. Become one in just a few clicks! All rights reserved  Terms of Use. Ashkenazy bewegt sich da ziemlich genau in der Mitte, aber trotzdem zählt jeder Takt, jede Note. The problem with orchestrations of Beethoven’s sonatas or string quartets is that arrangers keep much too close to the notes, instead of re-imagining the music for the other medium. Always turns up, can fill in for indisposed colleagues at the drop of a hat – but c’mon he’s never given a revalatory performance of anything. For instance, the piano sonatas are already a translation of musical, abstract ideas into a piano texture. Oddly omitted given his Beethoven legacy…. Surely a work like the Hammerklavier admits of so many equally valid interpretations that one should find oneself strongly liking several versions - say three or four. Given that almost all Beethoven’s music is basically quasi-abstract, the musical ideas can be translated into different outward form. about the 60’s, I would like to add the weird experience of recording concertos without cadenzas, such Tchaikovsky by Zukerman. That attribute falls to the arrangement for piano and electronics and another for string quartet – seriously, no. Música: CDs y vinilos. 106 on Discogs. Beethoven aside, his Prokofiev is outstanding. Alfred Brendel has quite a grasp on Hammerklavier. Before Liszt’s famous performance in the 1830s, there is the less-known historical detail that Mendelssohn also performed the Hammerklavier Sonata as a teenager, apparently from memory. Search for a Composer: Featured Popular Composers. John Ogdon – along with Vladimir Ashkenazy – shared First Prize at the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and became particularly well-known as a performer of rare and contemporary music. It’s on the Alpha label coupled with Op.111. One of the major issues that has dogged this sonata is that no one seems willing to play the first movement at Beethoven's prescribed speed of … Who said “putting off learning the Hammerklavier doesn’t make it any easier”? Sonata for Piano No. 28 & 29 'Hammerklavier'. 106 They were formidable. Even then, it maintained a kind of holy-mountain isolation as pianists feared to tackle its dangerous slopes. All this is far from the “Hammerklavier”, but these are extraordinary times. There is the story of famous pianist [redacted] who traveled around the world with the piece before the corona crisis, and laid down a big hammer at the side lid of the piano before starting it and banging it on the keyboard when the applaus broke loose. Emil Gilels was due to record the last few Beethoven Sonatas but was overtaken by death – according to various sources, his hospital treatment fell short of the best standards. I’ve noticed your several comments and intend to hear him. Added to . I haven’t heard of him in many years. It is just plain beautiful. John Ogdon – along with Vladimir Ashkenazy – shared First Prize at the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and became particularly well-known as a performer of rare and contemporary music. 106 (known as the Große Sonate für das Hammerklavier, or more simply as the Hammerklavier) is a piano sonata that is widely viewed as one of the most important works of the composer's third period and among the greatest piano sonatas of all time. And here’s the biggest one of them all. More. Where exactly to begin? m Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. Maybe it just rained that day in Abbey Road. Constant speed all throughout the work. It has taken decades for this tape to be exhumed and you really need to hear it. His friend Ricardo Hernandez knew Elly Ney, whom I heard twice in Germany. Of particular note is the thrilling speed at which Ashkenazy takes on Op. He dismissed them with a wave of the hand. From the amount of ink that has been spilled on the sonata over two centuries, you’d think that a PhD in philosophy was required just to listen to it. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Hammerklavier Sonata In B Flat Op. The only saving grace is the instrumental opening of the second part. It is just lovely, in excellent sound. Among moderns, Paul Lewis is virtually unexceptionable. Certain chapters are not available. He performs here the Beethoven last five sonatas as well as milestones from the Chopin repertoire. The Russians have their own way with this sonata, or rather several ways. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. 106 "Hammerklavier" - 4. Beethoven;Piano Sonatas: Vladimir Ashkenazy: Amazon.es: Música Selecciona Tus Preferencias de Cookies Utilizamos cookies y herramientas similares para mejorar tu experiencia de compra, prestar nuestros servicios, entender cómo los utilizas para poder mejorarlos, y para mostrarte anuncios. Surprised that everyone seems to have forgotten about Friedrich Gulda. R347 Schumann Fantasia Op.17 Sonata Op.11 Maurizio Pollini DGG 2530 379 Stereo. I left youa P.S. But the title suites this epic work - surely the most difficult of Beethoven's. Hola, Identifícate. Schnabel left us a towering interpretation, but his technique was not up to the actual performance. Of particular note is the thrilling speed at which Ashkenazy takes on Op. Of particular note is the thrilling speed at which Ashkenazy takes on Op. Among classics, Mieczyslaw Horszowski hasoneof the most heroic and deeply felt of “Hammerklaviers”. One of the major issues that has dogged this sonata is that no one seems willing to play the first movement at Beethoven's prescribed speed of … $9.95. Annie Fischer, Claudio Arrau, Yves Nat among others. [redacted: abuse] There’s a more interesting oddity tucked away in this one. Not just because the extreme dynamics are often lost in recordings but the extreme physicality involved in performing adds to the experience. Also leaves room for breathing in the more lyrical passages which are also in abundance in this monumental piece. I am not aware of an earlier Hammerklavier recording from Perahia. I’m still not sure. For years, it stood unplayed. 29 LP Mint- M 30081 Record. Beethoven : Piano Sonata No 29 In B Flat Op 106 (Hammerklavier) – Vladimir Ashkenazy (LP, Vinyl record album) The preferable Ashkenazy/Decca is the earlier one (sleeve shown above), as it had a remarkable freshness – not to mention being a ‘demonstration’ piano disc for the audiophile! I am too youngtoo remember Ormandy’s first version andnever heard his other. He once showed me a poster he owned announcing a recital of Elly Ney, I believe from the 30s. should I? Download Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -'Hammerklavier' - 2. The criticism of Schnabel is also unfair. However the hall was linked to the local fire station, and a few minutes later sirens were heard. Hammerklavier sonata, opus 106 (1819) The 29th sonata, in B-flat major, was recognised as the summit of piano music, a status it maintained for a … Vg++ a little less new looking / Vg+ nice record with a few hairlines or minor tics / Vg played a lot but acceptable. Ashkenazy re-recorded them both, the 'Hammerklavier' for his complete Beethoven sonata cycle, and the 'Waldstein' as a digital remake for a separate CD. 28-32 - Vladimir Ashkenazy on AllMusic - 1986 I can’t play on that basis. Hi Edgar, 106, "Hammerklavier", 3. Only if it’s in the Idagio streaming thingy, which Norm here represents. 28 in A major op. Mehta’s “Resurrection” hassthe advantage of hrista Ludwig; I have it and like it. The Austrian-born, London-based Alfred Brendel made the Hammerklavier his calling card through much of a long career. I can’t think of anyone who can surpass his introspective rendering of the Hammerklavier. I’m surprised I haven’t seen it programmed this year. I am not sure there is, anywhere, a more likeable interpretation. I was afraid he might get loose. However, the more reverberant acoustic on Ashkenazy's disc, though atmospheric, does not always achieve the ideal focus. To English speakers, the term "Hammerklavier" suggests pounding at the keyboard. on the Mahler “Resurrection” thread started here on March 11. There is a true artist and not one promoted by recorded companies. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, Nos. Nyiregyhazi’s playing, on the OFC recital especially, is indescribably powerful and evocative. Thanks so much for the reply! ASHKENAZY, VLADIMIR, BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.53 | Amazon.com.au | Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q4856Rh3zk. Mr. Ashkenazy brings a passion into the playing (as well as a technical mastery) that brings them alive in a sense that Helmut Walcha and Karl Richter made Bach keyboard music an emotional,almost cathartic, experience. It might have been something “not to hear”, And John Lill? The rare and much sought-after 1967 recording of the ‘Hammerklavier’ – Ashkenazy’s first of any Beethoven sonata for … Pianist Adam Golka and the Verona Quartet present an intensive focus on Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata: two visions of the work in back-to-back performances, with David Plylar’s transcription for string quartet followed by the composer’s original version for piano. Yuja Wang - Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. Vladimir Ashkenazy shipping: + $4.50 shipping . 29, "Hammerklavier". Oddly omitted given his Beethoven legacy…, He’s very workmanlike and dependable. “I heard a lecture on Beethoven by Daniel Barenboim once, and he said the opening of the ‘Hammerklavier’ sonata should sound difficult. Andre Previn was once asked in an interview, by a rather impertinent journalist about his dalliances in Hollywood as a young man. Please log in again. Beethoven and especially Chopin are two composers which Ashkenazy never stopped performing and recording during his long-time career, from the year 1956 when at the early age of 19 he was awarded the second prize at Chopin Competition, until now (in July 2012 will be released on the Decca label a new album of solo works by Chopin). Some ascribe a similar individuality to Grigory Sokolov (2016) apparently the only pianist to run over 50 minutes, but who’s counting? 106 the Hammerklavier, famous for being incredibly difficult. I would like to recommend the late Peter Serkin’s recording on a Graf fortepiano. Could you point me to it? Brendel getting physical at 44.26 After logging in you can close it and return to this page. In between and no doubt since, many other fine readings, from Schnabel and Serkin to Ervin Nyiregyhazi and Elly Ney. Ashkenazy Beethoven Piano Sonata Hammerklavier LP Stereo Decca SXL6335 WIDE BAND. I’d like to include Glenn Gould on this list. Add to Channel. Claudio Arrau’s recording of OP 106 is not a milestone.Far too slow in the last mouvement.The Sixteenth are too slow…Barenboim is identical-awful. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector His adagio movement is probably the slowest on record, almost 25 minutes. Among other pianists one could also include Wilhelm Kempff. 29 in B ♭ major, Op. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 2. 28 in A major op. SERKIN - BEETHOVEN Sonatas CBS lp Piano. Piano Sonata No. He doesn’t quite make the half-note = 138 mark, but he keeps up the tempo he chooses with the utmost consistency. Description; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. Kentner, who taught at Menuhin’s school, was either a very modest man, or one of limited ambition. The Weingartner is worth listening to as a novelty. A new version by the young Italian Filippo Gorini I am finding ‘magnetic’ (to borrow a key word from the late Ted Greenfield’s critical vocabulary). near mint as new / Ex+ slight signs of use /. About. However, one should not forget how difficult this work is – any attempt to perform it in public is an act of bravery, even more than 200 years after it was written. Those six recitals were recorded in studio, with invited audiences, and filmed by Christopher Nupen, with whom Vladimir Ashkenazy has followed an intensive collaboration. Vladimir Ashkenazy performing a Beethoven sonata, part of a series of legendary recitals filmed by Christopher Nupen's camera Stephen Kovacevich’s long-anticipated recording of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata grasps at the bar upon which the work’s reference versions reside. Both of Ormandy’s are great performances; the Philly Orch. ASHKENAZY - BEETHOVEN : PIANO SONATA NO.29 in B flat major, OP.106 "HAMMERKLAVIER" Description . He sometimes jumped up completely off his stool in forte passages. Beethoven piano sonatas by Vladimir Ashkenazy are veryy different of what you usuallly hear. Decca: 4367352. Unique piece of collection. Ashkenazy re-recorded them both the ‘Hammerklavier’ for his complete Beethoven sonata cycle and the ‘Waldstein’ as a digital remake for a separate CD. I have never heard a Nyiregyhazi performance – haven’t even heard OF one. $9.99 ... Rudolf Serkin, Beethoven - Hammerklavier Sonata No. Beethoven wasn’t trying to project difficulty.””, https://www.nytimes.com/1976/11/14/archives/for-earl-wild-music-shouldnt-sound-difficult-for-earl-wild-music.html. “Murray Perahia’s second recording”? The origins of that old saying are obscure, but it could easily date from the time some wit first heard a pianist being eaten alive by Beethoven's “Hammerklavier” Sonata. Maurizio Polinni, Richard Goode, Maria Mazo, One could add Stephen Kovacevich to a distinguished list. Largo - Allegro risoluto Richard Goode, anyone? However, the more reverberant acoustic on Ashkenazy's disc, though atmospheric, does not always achieve the ideal focus. And how this influences our listening mess of the best Beethoven playing i ’ ve ever heard him... I can ’ t even heard of one like sitting next to a distinguished list Hammerklavier in Boston the. 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