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Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas

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  • Richard Goode's Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas, first released on Nonesuch in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award, is available once again on CD, now at a new, lower price. The box set includes ten individual CD sleeves and a forty-page booklet with the original liner note by the late musicologist Michael Steinberg. "An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." The Guardian calls it "superb." Gramophone says it's "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

  • Richard Goode, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and conductor Iván Fischer tour the US with music from their Nonesuch recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos for the first time. The all-Beethoven program, which varies from night to night, pairs either concerto No. 2 or 4 with two symphonies per night, from among No. 1, 5, 8, and 9. The concerts begin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this Saturday, followed by Lincoln Center in New York City, Chicago Symphony Center, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, and Boston Symphony Hall.

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    Acclaimed pianist Richard Goode's recording of Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas, originally released on Nonesuch Records in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award, is now available once again on compact disc, and at a new, lower price. The ten-CD box set includes ten individual CD sleeves and a forty-page booklet with the original liner note by the late musicologist Michael Steinberg.

    "An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." These "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale," wrote the Guardian. "They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified. Superb." Gramophone calls it "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox

    Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
    except sonatas 1, 4, 18, 30, 31, 32 recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City

    Sonatas 1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32 recorded in collaboration with Book-of-the-Month-Club Records, a division of Book-of-the-Month-Club, Inc.

    Released previously: sonatas 5-7 (on Elektra Nonesuch 79213); sonatas 16-18 (on 79212); sonatas 28-32 (on 79211)

    Design by Henrietta Condak
    Photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

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Richard Goode's Grammy-nominated, ten-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas, says The Guardian, "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale. They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified. Superb." "An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." Gramophone calls it "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

Description: 

Acclaimed pianist Richard Goode's recording of Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas, originally released on Nonesuch Records in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award, is now available once again on compact disc, and at a new, lower price. The ten-CD box set includes ten individual CD sleeves and a forty-page booklet with the original liner note by the late musicologist Michael Steinberg.

"An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." These "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale," wrote the Guardian. "They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified. Superb." Gramophone calls it "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox

Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
except sonatas 1, 4, 18, 30, 31, 32 recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City

Sonatas 1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32 recorded in collaboration with Book-of-the-Month-Club Records, a division of Book-of-the-Month-Club, Inc.

Released previously: sonatas 5-7 (on Elektra Nonesuch 79213); sonatas 16-18 (on 79212); sonatas 28-32 (on 79211)

Design by Henrietta Condak
Photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

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79328

Number of Discs in Set: 
10discs
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075597936384
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34.00
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MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano

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