Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues op.87

Dmitri Shostakovich, Preludes & Fugues op.87: comparison, recordings by Tatiana Nikolayeva (1962), Boris Petrushansky (1992/92), Vladimir Ashkenazy (1998), Konstantin Scherbakov (1999), and Alexander Melnikov (2009)


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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 in A♭ major, op.110

Comparing recordings with the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus (1966), Paul Badura-Skoda (1969), Daniel Barenboim (1984), Ronald Brautigam (2008), Emil Gilels (1985), Friedrich Gulda (1967), Igor Levit (2013), Maurizio Pollini (1976), Svjatoslav Richter (1965), Artur Schnabel (1935)


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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111 — Comparing recordings with the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus (1961), Paul Badura-Skoda (1969), Daniel Barenboim (1984), Ronald Brautigam (2008), Friedrich Gulda (1967), Julius Katchen (1968), Wilhelm Kempff (1964), Igor Levit (2013), Maurizio Pollini (1976), András Schiff (2012), Artur Schnabel (1935)


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Igor Levit — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-10-21

Igor Levit was born 1987 in Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky); in 1995 his family moved to Germany; he grew up with the piano (his mother is a pianist whose teacher had once studied with Heinrich Neuhaus), did his musical studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and finished with the best notes ever given by that institution. Aged 17, he was the youngest participant at the International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, in 2005; he won the second prize, plus several special awards, such as the special prize for chamber music, and the audience award…


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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Comparison Summary

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas — summary for comparisons of recordings, involving the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Paul Badura-Skoda, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, Edwin Fischer, Emil Gilels, Friedrich Gulda, Clara Haskil, Jos van Immerseel, Julius Katchen, Wilhelm Kempff, Igor Levit, Mikhail Pletnev, Maurizio Pollini, Svjatoslav Richter, Arthur Rubinstein, András Schiff, Artur Schnabel, Mélodie Zhao


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