Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 25, 26 (« Les Adieux ») & 27 by Emil Gilels - Original Source Vinyl - shop now at Deutsche Grammophon store

Emil Gilels Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 25, 26 (« Les Adieux ») & 27

Product Type: Original Source Vinyl
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For its 125th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing legendary recordings with highest sound standards: The new audiophile vinyl series The Original Source presents outstanding recordings from the 1970s in a whole new sound quality. For this, the renowned Emil Berliner Studios have remastered and edited the original four-track tapes in 100% analog quality (AAA) using technologies developed specifically to produce the series. The sonic differences to the original releases are considerable: greater clarity, more subtleties and improvements in frequency response, while at the same time less background noise, distortion and compression allow for an audiophile listening experience like never before.

Released on 180g vinyl records and in a deluxe gatefold edition with original covers and lyrics, the copies of this series are limited and numbered. They are accompanied by additional photos and facsimiles of the recording logs and tape boxes, plus an article, which explains the exact technical background.

The piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven have always had a special place in the artistic work of the exceptional pianist Emil Gilels. His recording of Sonatas No. 25, 26 and 27 is one of the great recordings of these works, with No. 26 ("Les Adieux") in particular enjoying cult status.


Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 25
I. Das Lebewohl (Adagio - Allegro)
II. Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)
III. Das Wiedersehn (Vivacissimamente)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26
I. Presto alla tedesca
II. Andante
III. Vivace

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27
I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen