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5.0 out of 5 stars
beethoven the intimate, 20 Nov. 2012
Beethoven is arguably the greatest of them all. Brendel is one of the finest of modern pianists. These discs are an exploration in depth of some of the greatest, if not the greatest, piano masterpieces of the 19th century by a master. Sometimes I want to listen to Schnabel (a must for all true lovers of music) who seems to uncover depths others don't, sometimes I want to listen to Kovacevich who finds poetry that others miss and sometimes I want to listen to Brendel for the joy of consummate musicianship. None is better than the others but Brendel is one of the greats and the sonatas are the greatest and the more versions one has the better. No one who listens to this will be disappointed. A superb coffret.