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28th October 2016
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 3 – Bavouzet
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume.
The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation.
This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.
External Review Text:
“The qualities that were so impressive in his polished performances of the early sonatas – warm tone, clean keyboard textures, smartly sprung rhythms and, above all, the pervading sense of freshness and enthusiasm – also emerge regularly in these works.”
The Guardian 23 November 2016
: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 - 32 :