Schnabel, Artur

Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas

CD (Number of discs: 8)
19 Aug 2016

Barcode: 0190295975050

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Artur Schnabel’s complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, recorded between 1932 and 1938, constitute a monument of the catalogue. In 1937 Gramophone wrote: “To [his] technical mastery Schnabel adds and fuses an intensely intelligent, not merely ‘intellectual’ mind … The result is a perfectly blended interpretation of the music as a spiritual expression and as a musical organism.” Remastered from the original 78RPM discs, these legendary recordings can now be enjoyed in audio of unprecedented truthfulness and quality.

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Disc 1 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Adagio  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: III. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: IV. Prestissimo  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: I. Allegro con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: II. Adagio  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: III. Scherzo (Allegro) - Trio  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3: IV. Allegro assai  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Allegro molto e con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Largo con gran espressione  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 2 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: I. Allegro vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: II. Largo appassionato  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: III. Scherzo (Allegretto)  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2: IV. Rondo (Grazioso)  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: I. Allegro molto e con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: II. Adagio molto  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: III. Finale (Prestissimo)  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: II. Allegretto  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: III. Presto  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: I. Presto  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: II. Largo e mesto  - Artur Schnabel 
13 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: III. Menuetto (Allegro) - Trio  - Artur Schnabel 
14 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: IV. Rondo (Allegro)  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 3 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo (Allegro)  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: II. Allegretto  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1: III. Rondo (Allegro comodo)  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: II. Andante  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: I. Allegro con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: II. Adagio con molto espressione  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: III. Menuetto  - Artur Schnabel 
13 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: IV. Rondo (Allegretto)  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 4 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, "Quasi una fantasia": I. Andante - Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, "Quasi una fantasia": II. Allegro molto e vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, "Quasi una fantasia": III. Adagio con espressione - IV. Allegro vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": II. Allegretto  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": II. Andante  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral": IV. Rondo (Allegro, ma non troppo)  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: II. Scherzo (Allegretto vivace)  - Artur Schnabel 
13 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: III. Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso)  - Artur Schnabel 
14 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3: IV. Presto con fuoco  - Artur Schnabel 
15 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1: I. Andante  - Artur Schnabel 
16 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1: II. Rondo (Allegro)  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 5 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, "Funeral March": I. Andante con variazioni (Tema - Variations Nos. 1-5)  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, "Funeral March": II. Scherzo (Allegro molto) - Trio  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, "Funeral March": III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un eroe (Maestoso andante)  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, "Funeral March": IV. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1: I. Allegro vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1: II. Adagio grazioso  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1: III. Rondo (Allegretto - Presto)  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "The Tempest": I. Largo - Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "The Tempest": II. Adagio  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "The Tempest": III. Allegretto  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2: I. Allegro, ma non troppo  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2: II. Tempo di Menuetto  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 6 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": I. Allegro con brio  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": II. Introduzione (Adagio molto)  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein": III. Rondo (Allegro moderato) - Prestissimo  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54: I. In Tempo d'un Menuetto  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54: II. Allegretto - Più allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78, "À Thérèse": I. Adagio cantabile - Allegro, ma non troppo  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78, "À Thérèse": II. Allegro vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
11 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79: I. Presto alla tedesca  - Artur Schnabel 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79: II. Andante  - Artur Schnabel 
13 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79: III. Vivace  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 7 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, "Das Lebewohl": I. Das Lebewohl (Adagio - Allegro)  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, "Das Lebewohl": II. Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, "Das Lebewohl": III. Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente - Poco andante)  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto ma non troppo)  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: II. Lebhaft, Marschmässig (Vivace alla marcia)  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio ma non troppo con affetto) - IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro)  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier": I. Allegro  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier": II. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo)  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier": III. Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con molto sentimento  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier": IV. Introduzione (Largo) - Fuga (Allegro risoluto)  - Artur Schnabel 
Disc 8 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90: I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck  - Artur Schnabel 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90: II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen  - Artur Schnabel 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace - Adagio espressivo  - Artur Schnabel 
04 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo  - Artur Schnabel 
05 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Tema (Gesangvoll mit innigster Empfindung) - Variations I, II, III, IV, V, VI  - Artur Schnabel 
06 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110: I. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo  - Artur Schnabel 
07 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110: II. Scherzo (Allegro molto)  - Artur Schnabel 
08 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110: III. Adagio ma non troppo - Recitativo più adagio - Arioso dolente (Adagio ma non troppo) -  - Artur Schnabel 
09 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato  - Artur Schnabel 
10 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: II Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)  - Artur Schnabel 


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