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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 "Hammerklavier" (DG The Originals)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 "Hammerklavier" (DG The Originals)
"There's no such thing as a definitive recording of the "Hammerklavier", but this is my favourite because of the profound rendition of the Adagio Sostenuto. Plus, the lovely Op. 101 too."
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 27, 28, 32
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 27, 28, 32
"Fluent and intense renditions of these terrific three sonatas."
Chopin: The Nocturnes
Chopin: The Nocturnes
"Bite-sized early romantic masterpieces. Dark 'n' brooding, but relaxing with it - an ambiguity that Pires's restrained, tasteful playing brings out perfectly."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Piano Sonatas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Piano Sonatas
"Some of Mozart's less appreciated masterpieces, played with admirable attentiveness and affection."
Schubert: The Late Piano Sonatas (DG The Originals)
Schubert: The Late Piano Sonatas (DG The Originals)
"Profound and intensely moving sonatas, played with fluency and restraint."
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4
"Two nicely contrasting concertos. No. 4 is one of my personal favourites: gentle, lyrical, quietly impassioned."
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1, 4 Nocturnes, Ballade No.1, Polonaise No.6
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1, 4 Nocturnes, Ballade No.1, Polonaise No.6
"This concerto is one of the most intoxicatingly romantic pieces of music in the repertoire. Pollini (not always the most emotive of performers) well conveys the music's subtle ecstasy."
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5
"One of Beethoven's most joyously extrovert pieces."
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 25 and 9
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 25 and 9
"No. 25 is one of Mozart's rousing, grandiose pieces of music, played here with taste and fluency. Excellent recording quality."
Mozart: Piano Concerto No27; Concerto for 2 Pianos
Mozart: Piano Concerto No27; Concerto for 2 Pianos
"Mozart's last piano concerto is enigmatic and restrained, and played here with joyous subtlety by Gilels, complemented by a full-bodied Boehm/Vienna Phil. backing."