Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Andor Földes
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue No.
4825854
Barcode
00028948258543
Format
2-CD
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
CD 1
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 ‘Pastorale’
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 ‘Tempest’
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’

CD 2
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a ‘Les adieux’
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Andor Foldes, piano

FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Hans Weber (Sonatas Op. 13, Op. 28, Op. 31 No. 2, Op. 81a, Op. 101); Hans Ritter (Sonatas Op. 53, Op. 109); Karl-Heinz Schneider (Sonata Op. 57)
Balance Engineers: Heinz Wildhagen (Sonatas Op. 13, Op. 28, Op. 53, Op. 57, Op. 81a, Op. 109); Walter-Alfred Wettler (Sonata Op. 31 No. 2); Harald Baudis (Sonata Op. 101)
Recording Location: Beethoven-Saal, Hanover, Germany, 2 & 9 November 1961 (Sonata Op. 13), 3, 4, 5, 8 & 9 November 1961 (Sonata Op. 28), 11, 13 & 14 August 1960 (Sonata Op. 31 No. 2), 7–11 July 1958 (Sonata Op. 53), 16–18 December 1958 (Sonata Op. 57), 7 & 9 November 1961 (Sonata Op. 81a); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 16–17 May 1960 (Sonata Op. 101), 3–4 February 1960 (Sonata Op. 109)
Remastering Engineer: Michael Beier

Reviews

‘Andor Foldes knows just what he is at… “Les Adieux” receives a wholly delightful performance… [he] exactly catches the mood… This is playing of great distinction.’ Gramophone

‘Listening to it for the first time [Op.109], I was pleased to recognise familiar virtues: clear and limpid tone, for example, crisp textures and the technical ability to get round all the awkward corners of Beethoven’s piano writing with ease and naturalness.’ Gramophone