[ EMI Classics / CD ]
Release Date: Wednesday 20 July 2011
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"It is wonderful indeed to encounter a pianist of such exalted yet natural and unforced artistry." Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine, August 2011
"Fliter's temperament and understanding of the turbulent emotional shifts of Beethoven's piano writing at this stage of his life (in his early thirties) are refreshing at a time when the market is flooded with well-played but bland interpretations...this is one of the most exhilarating and powerful performances of [the Appassionata] among recent recordings...These thrillingly played interpretations whet the appetite for more." Sunday Times, 5th June 2011 *****
"The titles of these sonatas summon up a stormy, blood-and-thunder vision of Beethoven. That isn't Ingrid Fliter's way. Her approach is grandly spacious, and full of the subtle pedal effects you normally expect in Chopin. This lends the "Pathétique" Sonata a proud, Racine-like pathos which I've never heard before...a remarkable disc." The Telegraph, 9th June 2011 ****
"it is surely Fliter's cardinal virtue that she gives you a renewed sense of wonder at the composer's pioneering strength and eloquence...it is wonderful indeed to encounter a pianist of such exalted yet natural and unforced artistry." Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine, August 2011
Three of the most passionate and powerful of Beethoven's sonatas with titles to match: Beethoven's Appassionata, Pathétique and Tempest sonatas are three of his best-known and most dramatic piano works, here presented together on one recording by of the most exciting young female pianists.
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'