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This is my favorite Boulez. I like the recording of these Sonatas. I saw them performed at the Cleveland Orchestra a few years ago. They were electrifying to hear live. I think that mood is captured in this recording. There is a newer recording from 2005 also available in iTunes which I have not heard. However, this one is certainly good. It takes your brain by surprise.

Pierre Boulez

The best of pitch generated composition. No one has yet talked about atonal theory in a way that makes sense, but these sonatas certainly communicate an artistic idea, to quote Suzzane Langer, though not perceived by all listeners.

john 43

You have got to be kidding! This represents music at it's intellectual extreme of the period totally lacking any emotional or melodic component. I know that this was the "modern style" for years and music majors may find this interesting but I doubt if even they would call it entertaining. P.S. I actually like post-modern music


Genre: Classical

Turkish pianist Idil Biret is a fixture of the Naxos catalog and its completist enterprises, having recorded the collected piano works of Chopin and Brahms for the label. Between 1994 and 2008, she recorded a cycle of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas for her own IBA (Idil Biret Archives) label. She has appeared with most of the world's major orchestras and presented recitals in many countries, with a notable high point being a complete performance of Liszt's brutally difficult transcriptions of Beethoven's...
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Boulez: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3, İdil Biret
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