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Offline djealnla

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Beethoven's Op. 109
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:16:08 PM »
I've used the search function but found nothing, so I thought I'd start a thread on this. Beethoven's Sonata No. 30 is my second favorite piano sonata of all-time (though his Op. 111 is constantly fighting for that place), and I'd like to get a really good recording of it. I've heard that Gilels plays it very well, but I'm curious about other recommendations as well. Thanks.

piano sheet music of Sonata 30


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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 01:48:58 PM »
If you're looking for a good amateur recording... I performed this only two weeks ago:

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=37900.msg435333#msg435333

It might be worth a listen if you like.

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 02:19:26 PM »
I recall Vladimir Feltsman's to be of a very good standard.

Offline fnork

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 11:13:09 AM »
As IŽve been listening more and more to recordings on historical instruments, I can warmly recommend Malcolm Bilsons recording, on fortepiano. Very touching, as I remember it.

Going to learn this piece myself soon...if IŽll have enough time for it...

Offline pianist1976

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 11:22:10 AM »
Depends a lot on your taste but some of my favourites are Brendel, Kempff, and Barenboim. Also think that Ashkenazy's rendition is very special for me :)

Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 11:26:41 AM »
Download Spotify and go bananas...

Offline birba

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 12:31:26 PM »
What's that?!  (spotify)

Offline pianist1976

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 05:08:44 PM »
What's that?!  (spotify)

It's some kind of on-demand online radio broadcast. In a similar way to Youtube but only audio and using a software program, not a web application, you can find thousands and thousands of disc recordings.

http://spotify.com

Offline birba

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 05:21:02 PM »
Crap!  I live in Italy.

Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 07:08:21 PM »
What, You don't have Spotify in italy?! What do you do all day?!

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 06:15:24 AM »
Browse pianostreet.com... :-\

Offline starlady

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Re: Beethoven's Op. 109
«Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 06:30:18 AM »
I like Andras Schiff's performances. Also his lectures-at-the-keyboard on the sonatas (free at the Guardian web site) are marvelous.

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