Maria Yudina - Beethoven Sonatas

This is a recording from Appian Publications & Recordings Ltd (to quote the full title)—the label invariably more familiarly known simply as "APR".

Since its foundation in 1986, APR has won an enviable reputation as a quality label devoted predominantly—though not exclusively—to historic piano recordings. In particular APR has won countless laurels for the high standard of its 78rpm restoration work—"Transfers of genius" to quote one critic—as well as the detail and content of its booklets.

APR5670  75 minutes 36 seconds
‘[Maria Yudina] is personable and dignified in the Funeral March from Op 26 and clearly in her element in the brief but intense Adagio from Op 101. A curious, sometimes fascinating disc’ (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine
‘What one finds in these three performances are cumulative power and spirit and some very personalised ways with rubati, tempo, timbre and dynamic gradients. That applies to the Op 26 sonata as much a ...