Classical Afficianados...Need your help with Beethoven sonatas

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  1. RicP

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    I am looking for the best combination of performance and recording fidelity.

    I need a box set or the equivalent of all of Beethoven's piano sonatas. I currently own the EMI Classics set performed by Daniel Barenboim and I am less than completely enthused by it.

    Anyone have any recommendations for a great performance that is recorded beautifully? I'd like as little tape hiss as possible and fidelity to be great. However, I'll take less fidelity over a flat and lifeless performance.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. andrew markworthy

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    Curiously enough, Jeno Jando on Naxos is pretty reasonable. At times he's a little pedestrian, but at least the performances lack idiosyncracies and they are digitally recorded (though in a couple of recordings you can hear a bird singing in the background!). Also, they're cheap! The Emil Gilels digital recordings on DG are good, but unfortunately it's not the complete cycle (he died before he could complete it).
     
  3. RicP

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    Thanks Andrew,
    Is the Jeno Jando set a box set or separate CD's?
    I'll have to check that one out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Tomoko Noguchi

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    Richard Goode on Nonesuch. Also you should go to www.broinc.com They are great for prices and what has gone out of print.
     

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