The Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all of Ludwig van Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas. The recordings were made in Abbey Road Studios in London on a C. Bechstein grand piano from 1932 to 1935, seven years after electrical recording was invented. Originally recorded on 78 rpm phonograph records for the His Master's Voice (HMV) recording label, the recordings have since been reissued numerous times on both LP and CD.
Album · 2005 · 8 Songs. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo. 4. 31 in A-Flat major, Op. 110: I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo. 5. 110: II. Allegro molto.
Artur Schnabel, still regarded as one of the most important pianists of the 20th century, particularly for his role in re-popularizing Beethoven’s piano music, was himself a passionate composer. His work as a pianist has overshadowed his composition career, but Steinway & Sons aims to correct this imbalance of perception with the double album, Artur Schnabel: Complete Works for Solo Piano (STNS 30074). Steinway Artist Jenny Lin, a thoughtful programmer known for championing the works of lesser-known composers, performs the Schnabel solo piano catalogue for this double album.
Beethoven: Piano Works, Vol. 6. Artur Schnabel Piano. CD: 1 Tracks: 10 Length: 1:08:13.
Request an album send to friend. Arthur Schnabel Plays Beethoven (1995). Artur Schnabel - Arthur Schnabel Plays Beethoven. Discography: Artur Schnabel. Beethoven Piano Sonatas No. 10 - 12 (2019). Grieg: Piano, Orchestral & Vocal Works, Chamber Music (CD5) (2019).
Artur Schnabel’s complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, recorded between 1932 and 1938, constitute a monument of the catalogue. In 1937 Gramophone wrote: To technical mastery Schnabel adds and fuses an intensely intelligent, not merely ‘intellectual’ min. he result is a perfectly blended interpretation of the music as a spiritual expression and as a musical organism. Even the old EMI box wasn't so extreme. So Schnabel seems to be playing some odd kind of bass percussion instrument instead of a piano. When, oh when, are the record companies going to offer us an honest and accurate reproduction of classic historical recordings?
Artur Schnabel: Piano Sonatas. Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record the complete piano sonatas, so since 1935 his versions have been seen as fairly definitive. Interpretations come and go, but they're all influenced by the professionalism and prowess of Schnabel. See the full gallery: Classic FM's Essential Beethoven Recordings.
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.