Disc One: Sonatas No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”), No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”), No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)
Disc Two: 33 Variations on a Waltz by A. Diabelli, Op. 120
Brilliant new recordings capture Anton at the pinnacle of his monumental powers. Superbly mastered, concert-hall quality, these works simmer with Beethoven’s explosive and emotive content. Recorded in Brisbane, Australia in 2011, this 2 CD set is Anton’s first re-recording of these important Beethoven piano works in 36 years. This luxury colour package contains a 28 page booklet with Anton’s detailed notes on each of the works. It also includes a detailed biography of Anton in English, French, and German, select reviews on his performances of the Diabelli Variations, and photos taken mostly at the time he was working in the recording studio. Reference is also made to a companion DVD documentary – Profound Passion, Anton’s pre-performance dialogue and film of his performance of the Diabelli Variations.
Truly a collectors item!
Catalogue number: AKR2017CD-1
Release Date: August 1, 2017