102 Songs, 10 Hours 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among the first major releases for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, this epic sets a towering standard for the rest. Levit—one of the most thoughtful, adventurous and technically equipped of the young generation of pianists—gives us the piano sonatas in performances full of fantasy, vitality and huge emotional power. These 32 works, spanning a period of 27 years, come close to being Beethoven’s musical diary and form one of the most impressive bodies of work ever created. Levit has played them many times in public, and he brings that experience to these studio recordings in performances of colossal authority.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among the first major releases for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, this epic sets a towering standard for the rest. Levit—one of the most thoughtful, adventurous and technically equipped of the young generation of pianists—gives us the piano sonatas in performances full of fantasy, vitality and huge emotional power. These 32 works, spanning a period of 27 years, come close to being Beethoven’s musical diary and form one of the most impressive bodies of work ever created. Levit has played them many times in public, and he brings that experience to these studio recordings in performances of colossal authority.

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