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Among the great pianists who played Beethoven's sonatas, I love Kempff and Gilels most.
Listeners wanting to get to know this great body of work will find much to cherish in these performances by Wilhelm Kempff.
Furthermore, his playing is so inspired that it never fails to remind us of some transcending church music.
Wilhelm Kempff gets always 5 stars!! Beethoven gets the Firmament!! We, poor guys, try to enjoy their conversation and their understanding...Published 14 months ago by 700perfect
one of these CD is broken, that is why i didnt give it 5 stars. Music is wonderful, love itPublished 23 months ago by Eric Cartman
The sonatas are fantastic and the interpreter, Kempff is simply the best for Beethoven... and Amazon's quite correct in his attention to the consumerPublished on March 16, 2012 by Sergio Loureiro
The CD quality was in excellent condition and what a great price for the set!!! I'm a student at a university studying music and this definitely helped quite a bit in my Beethoven... Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by Pleased Musician
How wonderful to hear Herr Kempff doing Beethoven again! I don't know how many recordings he's made of the complete piano sonatas - "not enough" comes to mind. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Curtis T. Stotlar
Like all of the music he recorded, Wilhelm Kempff has a way of applying his own unique interpretive style to these sonatas and making them his own, without taking away from the... Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by J. Grant
These are my favourite interpretations of the thirty two piano sonatas although Brendel's collection of the same mid '60s period comes a very close second. Read morePublished on January 17, 2008 by Dermot Elworthy
These works are true state of art performances are like the great masterworks, they seem to change before us, but not they are, but us what we experience its infinite grandness... Read morePublished on January 8, 2008 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
This is the Beethoven piano sonata set to own, hands down. While Kempff was not perfect in interpreting all of Beethoven's piano works -- for instance, I never liked his playing... Read morePublished on November 29, 2007 by Gadgester