Pianist Llyr Williams new Beethoven sonatas cd set

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Pianist Llyr Williams new Beethoven sonatas cd set

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:27 am

Apparently an April 6 release in US ; I have not heard the cd's yet.Have heard some BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of his Beethoven, all great playing. Unusual set here as all live :

https://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Unboun ... r+williams

Or : https://tinyurl.com/y7o8tbb9

From Amazon-US :

"A stunning release, Beethoven 'Unbound' is presented to mark the completion of Llyr Williams monumental Beethoven cycle at Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and was recorded live at Wigmore Hall over three years and nine recitals. As well as the complete piano sonatas, the release also features other works including the 32 Variations in C minor, Eroica Variations, Opus 126 Bagatelles and the Diabelli Variations, a total of almost 14 hours of music. This is Williams fourth album on Signum Classics. Williams comments on the album and the partnership with Sherman: Rather than adopt the chronological approach, I have arranged the works roughly in the order that I played them in the concerts... This has sometimes allowed for creativity in putting the pieces together. Working with Judy on this project has been a joy and a privilege. It was sad to reach the end but at least we still have a Schubert cycle to look forward to! Williams has developed a reputation as one of the finest exponents of Beethoven, since giving his first Beethoven cycle in Perth in 2010, and winning a South Bank Sky Arts Award in 2012 for an epic two-week marathon in Edinburgh. The Guardian said of one of his RWCMD cycle recitals in 2016: Williams already considerable stature as a Beethoven interpreter seems to grow with every performance (Rian Evans, 25 March 2016) and The Independent commented on a Wigmore recital: Williams treats it [the keyboard] as an extension of his body, and with the three Opus 10 sonatas plus the Diabelli Variations he took us onto an altogether higher plane (Michael Church, 12 October 2016)."

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Re: Pianist Llyr Williams new Beethoven sonatas cd set

Post by Lance » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:10 pm

It all looks very wonderful. I just don't think I can accommodate ANOTHER complete set of Beethoven's 32 nor his 9 for that matter. You would not believe how many complete sets of the Beethoven 32 piano sonatas (not even counting individual recordings of the sonatas) or the nine symphonies, complete and individual. Collecting music can be more addictive than alcohol, nicotine, or food! I kid you not.
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Re: Pianist Llyr Williams new Beethoven sonatas cd set

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:55 pm

Lance wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Collecting music can be more addictive than alcohol, nicotine, or food! I kid you not.
Understand and agree. My choice is often listening with a glass of cheap red and a slice of cheddar !

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