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Beethoven: Pathétique - Moonlight - Appassionata

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Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 "Pathétique"  
1
I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
8:30
2
II. Adagio cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
5:13
3
III. Rondo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
4:22
Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 "Moonlight"  
4
I. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
7:06
5
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
2:00
6
III. Presto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
6:51
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 "Appassionata"  
7
I. Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
9:20
8
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
6:22
9
III. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yundi
7:29
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:13
"... soulful, romantic spirit ... the warmth of the colouring, the recording too ... (makes this Beethoven recital) different from the norm ..."
- The Times of London

"... we seldom hear these works played with such unmannered restraint: the slow movements are not milked for emotion, while the fury of the fast ones is held in check by an admirable refusal to play to the gallery ... the playing throughout is refreshingly disciplined and clean."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Yundi approaches Beethoven in the same manner as the showmen concert pianists of old. His elongated opening phrases of the Pathétique indicate that these will be Romantic interpretations with no Classical or period flavour ... Yundi’s approach is best suited to the Appassionata, of which he gives an exciting performance. His technique is beyond reproach ..."
- Limelight

Released in 2013 to great critical praise, Yundi's first recording devoted to Beethoven combines three of the composer’s most romantic works.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Mercury Classics Studio Masters

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