Beethoven and the Piano

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Two hundred years after the composition of Beethoven's five piano concertos, they're still the giants in the repertoire. Join host Bill McGlaughlin for a concerto a day, plus some of his more intimate works for the instrument.

Playlist:

Monday

Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1, I & II
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 64397

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Leon Fleisher, piano; Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
CBS 42445

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique," I
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Lon 410260

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1, I
Glenn Gould
Sony 51638

Tuesday
Beethoven: Sonata No. 11 in B flat Op. 22, III
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arab 6773

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Martha Argerich, piano; Concertgebouw
EMI 56974

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight," I and III
Richard Goode, piano
None 79328

Wednesday
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Murray Perahia, piano; Royal Concertgebouw, Bernard Haitink, conductor
CBS 39814

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, "Waldstein," I and III (excerpt)
Alfred Brendel, piano
Phil 412575

Thursday
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata," I
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Lon 425838

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Alfred Brendel, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; James Levine, conductor
Phil 456045

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, I
Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
Apex 48994

Friday
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 6 in D major Op. 61, III
Francois-René Duchable, piano; Sinfonia Varsovia; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
EMI 5675

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
Wilhelm Kempff, piano; Berlin Philharmonic; Ferdinand Leitner, conductor
DG 447402

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, "Waldstein," II
Alfred Brendel, piano
Phil 412575

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