DG presents the most modern and complete set of Beethoven’s work ever issued:
Released: November 1, 2019. ORDER HERE
Following the complete cycles of symphonies and piano concertos from Andris Nelsons and Jan Lisiecki respectively we now present further new recordings with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniel Barenboim, Maurizio Pollini, Matthias Goerne and Jan Lisiecki, and Rudolf Buchbinder. More to come as we progress through the year.
Our entire New Complete Edition is available on streaming services. But in order to make it navigable we split it into the following 16 groupings.
On Christmas day 1989 Leonard Bernstein gave two concerts of Beethoven’s 9th either side of the Berlin Wall. This recording has earnt itself a special place in history. Wilhelm Kempff’s cycle of the complete piano sonatas from the 1960’s and Friedrich Gulda and Pierre Fournier’s complete cello and piano sonatas are further examples of legendary recordings that we now re-release remastered in High Definition Pure Audio. These lead our rolling schedule of re-releases from our Beethoven catalogue through 2020.
The Complete Piano Sonatas - performed by Wilhelm Kempff
Reviewing the reissue of this authoritative Beethoven Sonatas cycle in 1997 – when it was newly remastered, with “noticeably improved sound” – Gramophone critic Edward Greenfield wrote: “Once again the magic of Kempff leaves me in wonder, his magnetism, his unfailing sense of spontaneity, his ability to clarify textures with astonishingly clean articulation and sharp dynamic contrasts, and not least his lyrical flow, with extreme speeds generally avoided.”
These albums are released as digital streaming albums.
In the course of the Beethoven year, 25 top journalists from all over the world will present their "cult album" from the Deutsche Grammophon archives.
Watch the latest video #15 - by Thomas Michelsen (Politiken, Denmark) on Piano Sonatas Nos 8, 14, 21 & 23 by Wilhelm Kempff
See the album below and watch the video in the video section.