• Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven 14 Cd Set & Book

    Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven 14 Cd Set & Book
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    ISBN: 822601400481
    Title: Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven 14 Cd Set & Book
    Author: HOUSTON MICHAEL & BEETHOVEN LUDWIG VAN

    Michael Houstoun is not only New Zealand’s foremost Beethoven pianist, he ranks among the great Beethoven pianists of our age. He celebrated his 60th birthday with an historic cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas, a body of work that constitutes some of the supreme treasures of human artistic endeavour. Written over the length of Beethoven's creative life – from the early Op 2 dedicated to Haydn to the mighty Op 111, which takes the piano into the realms of pure imagination – these works constitute the “New Testament" of the piano repertoire.

    Michael returned to New Zealand after his spectacular sweep of prizes from three of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions – the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1973), the Leeds Competition (1975), and the Tchaikovsky Competition (1982) – to devote his creative energies to the music of his native land. Constantly in demand to perform with our finest orchestras and chamber ensembles (including his regular CMNZ tour with the winners of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition), Michael has also added solo recitals to his repertoire with recent performances of the Goldberg and Beethoven Diabelli Variations.

    Michael returns to Beethoven at the very height of his powers.

    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $189.00
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