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Beethoven: The Complete Wartime Piano Sonata Recordings

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

The original recordings are sonically well balanced and give a good measure of Kempff’s sonority. While the rare shellac pressings are admittedly of poor quality, any extreme noise reduction... More…
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2 No. 2

20:59
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 29 February 1940

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace

5:18
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Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: II. Largo appassionato

7:04
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Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: III. Scherzo: Allegretto

2:38
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Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: IV. Rondo: Grazioso

5:59
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1

12:25
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13/15 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1: I. Allegro

4:41
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Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1: II. Allegretto

4:01
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Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1: III. Rondo: Allegro comodo

3:43
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14 No. 2

15:12
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 15 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: I. Allegro

7:28
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Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: II. Andante

4:16
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Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2: III. Scherzo: Allegro assai

3:28
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22

22:09
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 15 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: I. Allegro con brio

5:27
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Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: II. Adagio con molto espressione

7:50
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Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: III. Minuetto

2:26
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Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22: IV. Rondo: Allegretto

6:26
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7

25:24
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Molto allegro

6:13
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Largo con gran espressione

8:23
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Allegro

4:03
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Rondo: Poco allegretto

6:45
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1

16:50
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: I. Molto allegro e con brio

4:36
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Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: II. Adagio molto

8:03
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Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1: III. Finale: Prestissimo

4:11
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

10:25
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: I. Allegro

4:22
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Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: II. Allegretto

3:45
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Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2: III. Finale: Presto

2:18
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

22:33
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: I. Presto

6:43
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Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: II. Largo e mesto

8:56
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Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: III. Menuetto: Allegro

2:49
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Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: IV. Rondo: Allegro

4:05
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

16:55
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

7:53
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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile

4:30
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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo: Allegro

4:32
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

20:50
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 21 March 1940

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March": I. Andante con variazioni

8:29
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Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March": II. Scherzo: Molto allegro

2:55
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Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March": III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un eroe

6:13
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Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March": IV. Allegro

3:13
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

14:15
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 May 1941

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto

6:10
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": II. Allegretto

2:31
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato

5:34
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

22:26
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 11/16 June 1943

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": I. Allegro con brio

8:33
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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": II. Introduzione: Adagio molto

3:55
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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato

9:58
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 No. 1 'Quasi una fantasia'

15:43
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 May 1941

Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1 "Quasi una fantasia": I. Andante

4:32
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Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1 "Quasi una fantasia": II. Allegro molto e vivace

2:01
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Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1 "Quasi una fantasia": III. Adagio con espressione

3:18
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Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1 "Quasi una fantasia": IV. Allegro vivace

5:52
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale'

21:46
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 May 1941

Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastoral": I. Allegro

7:29
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Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastoral": II. Andante

6:53
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Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastoral": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

2:23
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Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastoral": IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

5:01
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'

18:30
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 21 June 1943

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 "La chasse": I. Allegro

6:05
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Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 "La chasse": II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace

3:37
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Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 "La chasse": III. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso

4:15
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Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 "La chasse": IV. Presto con fuoco

4:33
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

22:16
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 7/21 June 1943

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai

10:07
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Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto

6:28
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Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo

5:41
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