Willhelm Backhaus - Beethoven - Sonata No. 12 , 21 - UK Decca 2532 Classical LP

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Willhelm Backhaus - Beethoven - Sonata No. 12 In A Flat Major Op. 26 - Sonata No. 21 In C Major Op. 53

Label: Decca

LXT 2532

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album , Heavy Vinyl

Record is VG+ light marks ( listen)
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Country: UK

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Genre: Classical

Style: Romantic



Tracklist.



Sonata No. 12 In A Flat Major Op. 26



A1 1st Movement: Andante Con Variazoni


A2 2nd Movement: Scherzo (Allegro Molto)



A3 3rd Movement: Marcia Funebre Sulla Morte D'un Eroe (Maestoso Andante)



A4 4th Movement: Allegro









Sonata No. 21 In C Major Op. 53



B1 1st Movement: Allegro Con Brio


B2 2nd Movement: Introduzione (Adagio Molto)



B3 3rd Movement: Rondo (Allegretto Moderato) - Prestissimo



Credits

Composed By– Beethoven
Piano [Forte]– Wilhelm Backhaus




Backhaus was one of the great exponents of the Classical and Romantic repertory and his performances had an integrity that eschewed any unnecessary display and flamboyance; his concern was to give the most direct interpretation of what the composer wishes and the structure and architecture of his chosen repertory was paramount. Backhaus recorded extensively for Decca throughout the 1950s and 1960s and recorded works by Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Schumann. His complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas occupied him throughout the 1950s and 1960s and is regarded by many as his greatest achievement..

“ Here is a pianist whose absolute mastery of technique and idiom affords him the space to follow his inner promptings without the slightest playing to the gallery. ”

Stephen Kovacevich once said, "Wilhelm Backhaus was the only pianist who really understood Beethoven." I can go along with that.
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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Decca
Artist Beethoven