Annie Fischer · Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas [9 CD set] [Re-Up]

Posted By : DanseDePuck | Date : 02 Jan 2014 03:47:00 | Comments : 15 |

Annie Fischer - Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas [9 CDs]
EAC rip [not mine]| no logs + no cues | FLAC x indiv. tracks | 2.8 GB | Scans | 9 CD's
Label: Hungaroton Box # HCD 41003 | Rel. 2001 | WinRar 5% Rec.

From Wikipedia: Annie Fischer (July 5, 1914 - April 10, 1995) was Hungarian, a child prodigy who quickly established an international reputation. She only played in the US for one or two seasons, so we know her work mainly from her relatively few recordings, but those who heard her in concert speak in glowing terms of the spontaneity, power, and beauty of her performances, of her passionate musicality, and of the intensity of her communication with her audiences. She depended always on the inspiration of the moment, never playing a piece the same way twice, and she disliked the emotional sterility of the recording studio. Her way of dealing with this problem was typically idiosyncratic: she recorded only in short takes, repeating them many times in a search for expressive precision (rather than technical perfection), and reluctantly allowing them to be spliced together – though you'd never know it from the seamless flow of the music on these discs.

Review by Alexander Morin
Annie Fischer is one of the most stunning instrumentalists that I have heard in my whole life. That is why I have placed links to the Schnabel complete version of the Sonatas for you to know what you are up against when you listen to Fischer. It is a necessary excercise for any music lover to thoroughly listen first to the Schnabel set before listening Annie Fischer. By now, she is known all over the world, but many did not even know her... For example, the Great Pianists of the XXth Century set omitted her altogether, an unforgivable sin!


Annie Fischer
Complete Beethoven Sonatas

Vol. 1
Sonata No. 12 in A flat Major, Op. 26
Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2
Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major, Op. 110
Sonata No. 13 in E flat Major "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27 No. 1

Vol. 2
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1

Vol. 3
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3
Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2

Vol. 4
Sonata No. 18 in A flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3
Sonata No. 29 in B flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"

Vol. 5
Sonata No. 27 in E minor Op. 90
Sonata No. 9 in E Major Op. 14 No. 1
Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Mondschein"
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Vol. 6
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 53 "Appassionata"
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2
Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastorale"

Vol. 7
Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2
Sonata No. 24 in F sharp Major, Op. 78

Vol. 8
Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1
Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Sonata No. 4 in E flat Major, Op. 7

Vol. 9
Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1
Sonata No. 26 in E flat Major, Op. 81a
Sonata No. 11 in B flat Major, Op. 22
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54

Annie Fischer, piano


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Posted By: aliomodo Date: 08 Jul 2009 22:58:56
Much appreciated !! Curious...
Posted By: DanseDePuck Date: 08 Jul 2009 23:49:06
I don't want to influence you, Aliomodo, but you are in for a discovery! I have the Schnabel set up on RS if you are interested. Posted them at MM. They are not comparable, in my view. There are too many good ones to compare with Schnabel. But this set was a true revelation to me... I'll be curious to hear your reaction once you've heard her Appassionata and some of the late Sonatas, also her Waldstein, Les Adieux, No. 3. Don't want to rush you, but I can't wait to hear from you.
Posted By: Gnulp312 Date: 09 Jul 2009 05:28:19
I would mention Solomon Cunter too for his B. interpretations and maybe for the last movement of the 111 Elly Ney even if his technique on the first part ist not so stunning ... Backhaus was preferred to the Schnabel recordings maybe only for the better recording technique.
These Hungarton release of AF are very appreciated! I heared the Boesendorfer too in Brendels interpretation and this is another point to hear it.
Koneser posted another Hungarton cd of AF and I was impressed of the hungarian quality of this cd release and this even if I listen above all vinyles.
Posted By: DanseDePuck Date: 09 Jul 2009 10:37:48
Gnulp312, I was thinking of Solomon and Serkin when I said Schnabel. I personally think Schnabel is the owner... And I could not live without Backhaus. However, I leave Brendel for some very proper Schubert. His Beethoven, in my heart, lacks passion. I posted these as a result of Koneser's post with the Liszt and D960 recordings of Annie Fischer. I also see there are zillions of downloads so I expect the links have been passed. No problem. The more people who know her, the better.

OUUPS: here are the links to SCHNABEL:
http://rapidshare.com/users/WJX773 CD's 1-7
http://rapidshare.com/users/TJBMW3 CD's 8-14
Posted By: kicsibéka Date: 09 Jul 2009 12:58:34
¡Miles de gracias, Puck!
Posted By: mezon Date: 09 Jul 2009 15:08:52
Thanks a lot for sharing these pearls!
Posted By: aliomodo Date: 10 Jul 2009 11:24:12
Still listening, but for the moment, Fischer seems destined to become one of my favorites! I'm comparing her "Appassionata" to Ronald Brautigam right now; both seem to be in the same (top) league!
Posted By: Timaeus Date: 11 Jul 2009 10:05:17
Thank you very much for this splendid post.
Posted By: smallflame Date: 18 Jul 2009 15:09:07
@DanseDePuck: could you please share the links for Serkin? :D
Posted By: rafaelos Date: 23 Nov 2009 21:58:30
Excellent.She is my favorite, for Beethoven.Thanks a lot
Posted By: kwork Date: 14 Jul 2010 20:49:27
I haven't known these before, but have heard they're legendary. We'll see how they compare to my favorite, which is the Schnabel, by far! Thank you very much!
Posted By: DanseDePuck Date: 15 Jul 2010 13:16:08
She's completely different to Schnabel. Remember ARTHUR was the first to ever record them and set a benchmark for everyone. Petri also recorded Op.111 prior to Schnabel which thus gave him access to the Busoni works he wanted to record in the UK and license to the US. Annie Fischer is fire.... For example, Annie Fischer is not comparable to Ronald Brautigam. She is far superior. In another league. And Schnabel, let's face it, is DAD, he's the owner of the lot. Try Claude FRANK, here upped by me as well. He studied with Schnabel. Claude is now a regular Master Class teacher at Verbier. Getting old. Also try his Beethoven Violin Sonatas recorded with his daughter, Pamela Frank.
Posted By: tinhtraiviet Date: 02 Jan 2014 08:45:24
Thanks for the reupload. But please check the RS link for part 9 which is identical to part 8 (so part 9 is missing). Thanks!
Posted By: capri 2013 Date: 02 Jan 2014 20:18:27
Realmente magnifico GRAN POST Gracias.
Posted By: citromos Date: 03 Jan 2014 23:31:37
Thank You!!!