Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 13, 27/2, 53 & 79

Steven Osborne has been performing Beethoven live in concert for many years, always to great acclaim. Now for the first time he has committed these extraordinary performances to disc. It is clear from listening to the opening movement of the ‘Moonlight’ that this release will establish him firmly as one of the great Beethoven pianists of today. Performances of such passionate humility, such musical intelligence, such subtlety and yet such instinctive understanding of the music are rare indeed.

This disc features three of Beethoven’s most celebrated sonatas and the miniature Op 79.

CDA67662  70 minutes 45 seconds
‘Instantly recommends itself as an important addition to the catalogue … this Beethoven disc similarly makes one marvel at the way Osborne's own personality seems able to ally itself with the com ...
‘Osborne … has that special ability to make music that you thought you knew inside out seem fresh and totally alive’ (The Guardian)
‘Performances of exceptional quality … and real stature … this is an outstanding disc’ (International Record Review)