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Stephen Kovacevich plays Beethoven

Stephen Kovacevich (formally Bishop) (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Stephen Kovacevich's recent Beethoven sonata cycle for EMI (reviewed May 2004) achieves arguably the most convincing Beethoven style of any pianist since Schnabel, and these 1970s recordings... More…

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Contents

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Work length36:56
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1970-09-16
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

1. Allegro con brio

Track length17:47
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2. Largo

Track length10:24
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3. Rondo. Allegro scherzando

Track length8:45
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Work length36:19
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1971-09-28
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

1. Allegro con brio

Track length16:31
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2. Largo

Track length10:49
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3. Rondo. Allegro

Track length8:59
$1.10
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Work length29:53
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1974-12-20
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Allegro con brio

Track length13:38
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2. Adagio

Track length10:24
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3. Rondo. Molto allegro

Track length5:51
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Work length33:01
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1974-12-20
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Allegro moderato

Track length18:30
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2. Andante con moto

Track length5:30
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3. Rondo. Vivace

Track length9:01
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Work length39:46
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1969-05-07
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

1. Allegro

Track length20:30
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2. Adagio un poco mosso

Track length9:09
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3. Rondo. Allegro

Track length10:07
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Work length19:22
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1978-05-29
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London

1. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I

Track length3:51
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2. Prestissimo

Track length2:13
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3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Track length13:18
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Work length20:01
$3.30
$4.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1973-10-10
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Track length6:45
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2. Allegro molto

Track length1:48
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3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo)

Track length11:28
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1

Work length18:10
$3.30
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1970-12-23
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Allegro molto e con brio

Track length5:21
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2. Adagio molto

Track length8:22
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3. Finale (Prestissimo)

Track length4:27
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Work length19:22
$3.30
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1971-12-22
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

Track length8:59
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2. Adagio cantabile

Track length6:21
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3. Rondo. Allegro

Track length4:02
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'

Work length21:17
$4.40
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1971-12-22
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Allegro

Track length8:02
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2. Scherzo. Allegretto vivace

Track length4:54
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3. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso

Track length3:47
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4. Presto con fuoco

Track length4:34
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Work length20:24
$4.40
$5.60
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1978-05-29
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London

1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto ma non troppo)

Track length4:24
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2. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia)

Track length5:37
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3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto)

Track length3:07
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4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossen- heit (Allegro)

Track length7:16
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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Work length54:17
$36.30
$46.20
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1968-02-16
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

Tema (Vivace) - Variation I (Alla marcia maestoso)

Track length2:26
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Variation II (Poco allegro)

Track length0:41
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Variation III (L'istesso tempo)

Track length1:25
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Variation IV (Un poco più vivace)

Track length0:55
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Variation V (Allegro vivace)

Track length0:53
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Variation VI (Allegro ma non troppo e serioso)

Track length1:54
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Variation VII (Un poco più allegro)

Track length1:05
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Variation VIII (Poco vivace)

Track length1:37
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Variation IX (Allegro pesante e risoluto)

Track length1:49
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Variation X (Presto)

Track length0:37
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Variation XI (Allegretto)

Track length1:08
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Variation XII (Un poco più moto)

Track length0:57
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Variation XIII (Vivace)

Track length1:06
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Variation XIV (Grave e maestoso)

Track length5:16
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Variation XV (Presto scherzando)

Track length0:35
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Variation XVI (Allegro)

Track length1:02
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Variation XVII

Track length1:02
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Variation XVIII (Poco moderato)

Track length1:28
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Variation XIX (Presto)

Track length0:49
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Variation XX (Andante)

Track length2:05
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Variation XXI (Allegro con brio - Meno allegro - Tempo I)

Track length1:06
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Variation XXII (Allegro molto): Alla "Notte e giorno faticar" di Mozart

Track length0:45
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Variation XXIII (Allegro assai)

Track length0:51
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Variation XXIV: Fughetta (Andante)

Track length3:15
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Variation XXV (Allegro)

Track length0:46
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Variation XXVI

Track length1:12
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Variation XXVII (Vivace)

Track length0:56
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Variation XXVIII (Allegro)

Track length0:51
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Variation XXIX (Adagio ma non troppo)

Track length1:28
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Variation XXX (Andante, sempre cantabile)

Track length2:06
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Variation XXXI (Largo, molto espressivo)

Track length5:05
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Variation XXXII: Fuga (Allegro - Poco adagio)

Track length2:51
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Variation XXXIII (Tempo di minuetto moderato, ma non tirarsi dietro)

Track length4:15
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Work length23:52
$3.30
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1971-12-22
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Largo - Allegro

Track length8:37
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2. Adagio

Track length8:46
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3. Allegretto

Track length6:29
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Beethoven: Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Work length16:47
$7.70
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-06-15
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Andante grazioso, quasi Allegretto

Track length3:01
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2. Scherzo (Allegro)

Track length2:28
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3. Allegretto

Track length1:59
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4. Andante

Track length2:27
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5. Allegro, ma non troppo

Track length2:55
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6. Allegretto quasi Andante

Track length2:12
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7. Presto

Track length1:45
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Beethoven: Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Work length13:48
$12.10
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-06-15
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Allegretto

Track length2:27
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2. Andante con moto

Track length0:47
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3. à l'Allemande

Track length1:19
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4. Andante cantabile

Track length1:25
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5. Risoluto

Track length1:06
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6. Andante - Allegretto leggiermente

Track length1:34
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7. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length0:53
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8. Moderato cantabile

Track length1:40
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9. Vivace moderato

Track length0:47
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10. Allegramente

Track length0:11
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11. Andante, ma non troppo

Track length1:39
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Beethoven: Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Work length19:13
$6.60
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-06-15
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Andante con moto

Track length3:27
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2. Allegro

Track length2:33
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3. Andante

Track length2:37
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4. Presto

Track length3:33
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5. Quasi Allegretto

Track length2:53
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6. Presto - Andante amabile e con moto

Track length4:10
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Work length26:55
$2.20
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  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1973-10-10
  • Recording Venue: Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London

1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Track length9:28
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2. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)

Track length17:27
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