Beethoven’s piano sonatas which span almost his entire life radiate human struggle and heavenly certitude. While Bach summarized all that has come before, Beethoven pointed to the future. Embarking on a life-long project, pianist Peter Takács, for the very first time presents in one package — Beethoven’s complete sonatas — the standard “32” plus all the early piano sonatas without opus numbers and also the one and only sonata for piano four-hands. This unique release is presented in a lavish 11-Disc, Hybrid SACD boxed set, which includes a 144-page fully illustrated hardcover book providing an essay on The Mind of Beethoven and extensive and detailed notes on interpretation of each of the works. Additionally, Beethoven’s life, times and world, are outlined in a handy, concise, separate 22 x 22 inch, double-sided fold-out chart. Recorded in 5.1 Surround audio on an Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand, this set is truly one of a kind.
A special Limited, Numbered Edition of 250 units will be signed by Peter Takács and available through the Cambria website.
CD-3800A - Regular Edition $109.95
CD-3800B - Signed Limited Edition Price $149.95