Beethoven - Piano Sonatas, opp. 90, 101 & 106 ‘Hammerklavier’ | Hyperion CDA68073

Beethoven - Piano Sonatas, opp. 90, 101 & 106 ‘Hammerklavier’

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68073

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 30th September 2016



Steven Osborne has repeatedly proved himself a Beethovenian of profound insight. In these three late sonatas — including the monumental ‘Hammerklavier’ — he gives performances of stunning impact and lasting fulfilment.


This is Steven Osborne’s 25th recording for Hyperion and what a marker it is. The Scottish pianist plays with an authority built on intelligent, very human musicianship: his accounts of these three late-period Beethoven sonatas are hugely personal but are never about him. He orders the music in reverse, starting with the fearsome Hammerklavier and playing the explosive outer movements with a high-definition elan that makes this wildest of Beethoven sonatas sound even wilder.  Kate Molleson
The Guardian 6 October 2016

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