Evgeny Kissin’s name has certainly become a recognizeable name for all classical music fans. Now we have a new recording that celebrates his performances of the following works by Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’
All performed by Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Evgeny Kissin skyrocketed to international fame as a piano sensation in the 1980s.
He thrilled international audiences with captivating interpretations of Romantic masterworks during his teens, and has since flourished as one of the world’s most charismatic and visionary performers. Today he is a living legend, one of the most iconic names and magnetic personalities in all of music..
Kissin’s discography so far contains landmark recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, critically acclaimed collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado among them.
Selected by the artist himself, this luxurious Beethoven double album represents Kissin’s personal journey with the composer’s solo work over the last decade and includes some of Beethoven’s greatest and best-loved solo piano works such as the “Moonlight” Sonata or the “Appassionata” – most of them never released before.
This album is a first in a series of releases renewing the relationship between Kissin and Deutsche Grammophon.
Here is Mr. Kissin in the Sonata number 32 by Beethoven: