Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 'Pathétique', 14 'Moonlight' & 23 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 'Pathétique', 14 'Moonlight' & 23 'Appassionata'

Recs.: May 1981 ('Appassionata'), Dec 1983 ('Pathétique' & 'Moonlight')

The ‘Moonlight’ sonata, the ‘Pathétique’ and the ‘Appassionata’, unequivocally the most famous of all Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Only the title of No. 14 - ‘Grande Sonate pathétique’ was dubbed by Beethoven himself, the others were in fact later named by others. Some have argued that the name ‘Moonlight’ that was attached to No. 14 may not have been so apt, as the emotions attached to this title arguably only best describe the first movement. Franz Liszt, for instance, described the second movement from No. 14 as “a flower between two abysses”. Barenboim, a master of Beethoven, delivers a remarkable performance, providing such textual care throughout each sonata whilst still giving a bold and courageous performance.

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