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Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Stephen Kovac&hellip ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
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This CD is a series of 100 double CD's celebrating the work of 74 of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Names include:- Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alfred Brendel, Glenn Gould, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Stephen Kovacevich.
This CD contains 7 of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. The first 3 are fairly early works and the last 4 are late works written when Beethoven was almost completely deaf. This selection of pieces represents some of the finest piano music that Beethoven ever wrote.
The playing by Kovacevich in all 7 Sonatas is of an exceptional standard. He plays dymanically and fluidly as well as being absolutely flawless. The sound quality of the recording is… Read more