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.
Review by Alexander Morin
|“||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.||”|
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!
Complete Beethoven Sonatas
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
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
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
Sonata No. 18 in A flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3
Sonata No. 29 in B flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
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
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"
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
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
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