Beethoven: Sonatas (Moonlight; Les Adieux; Pathetique; Appassionata)

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1 Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - I. Adagio sostenuto 6:13 88/24 Album only
2 Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - II. Allegretto 2:40 88/24 Album only
3 Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - III. Presto agitato 6:45 88/24 Album only
4 Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" - I. Adagio - Allegro 7:42 88/24 Album only
5 Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" - II. Andante espressivo 3:24 88/24 Album only
6 Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" - III. Vivacissimamente 5:40 88/24 Album only
7 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" - I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 8:49 88/24 Album only
8 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" - II. Adagio cantabile 5:41 88/24 Album only
9 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" - III. Rondo: Allegro 4:49 88/24 Album only
10 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - I. Allegro assai 9:29 88/24 Album only
11 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - II. Andante con moto 6:32 88/24 Album only
12 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - III. Allegro ma non troppo 7:57 88/24 Album only

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℗ Originally released 1962 BMG Music
© 2006 Sony Music Entertainment

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonatas (Moonlight; Les Adieux; Pathetique; Appassionata)

Arthur Rubinstein, piano

Recorded April 6, 1962 ("Moonlight," "Les Adieux" and "Pathetique") and January 25 & 30, 1963 ("Appassionata")

Recorded in Manhattan Center, NYC

Producer: Max Wilcox
Recording Engineers: Anthony Salvator ("Moonlight," "Les Adieux" and "Pathetique") and Lewis Layton ("Appassionata")
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA

Original sessions recorded to 3-track half-inch tape on an Ampex 300 tape machine running at 15 inches per second.

Arthur Rubinstein was, among many other things, a master of Beethoven's piano music. These recordings highlight Rubinstein's expert sense of dynamics, tempo and pathos, transmitting Beethoven's intense muse outward to listeners. These recordings were well-reviewed in their time, and have been in print in one form or another since their release.

Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"
I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
I. Adagio; Allegro
II. Andante espressivo
III. Vivacissimamente

Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
I. Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegro

Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo