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The recordings are a little shaky at times, but I enjoy hearing a young Barenboim perform them, as I feel he played more passionately when he was young.Published 11 months ago by Joan c Edwards
Generally I avoid recordings of piano music from the past fifty years or so. (I exclude the fortepiano from this embargo. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Wilberfalse
This is a must have amazing collection of the Beethoven piano sonatas.
Barenboim performs them with such musicality and skill it is a true pleasure to listen to them!
Nice recordings. Barenboim always pleases. He has a nice, competent touch and doesn't get overly sentimental. That is enough from me.Published on December 5, 2012 by Robert C. Thompson
The playing and the recording were/are excellent--but, one of the disks is mislabeled and so missing. Bad quality control EMI. H F Stapleton-Smith, CA USAPublished on October 9, 2012 by Hugh F. Smith
I already have the whole set played by V. Ashkenazy; it is well done and enjoyable. But I have to say that Barenboim is a genius. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Francis
These are a young man's recordings and as such not always entirely convincing, but what a technique this kid had! Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by sam
There are many good version of Beethoven sonatas but this one it's a very special one. I haven't heard better, deeper or transcendental version of Tempest or Hammer Klavier. Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by J. R. Maroni
I was new to Beethoven when I bought this set. Upon listening, I honestly thought I did not like Beethoven or piano music for that matter. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Criticon