Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 27, 28 & 29 (“Hammerklavier”)

Vintage Brendel dominating Beethoven’s most difficult piano works

Alfred Brendel, in his prime, completely dominates Beethoven’s most difficult and demanding piano work, Piano Sonata No. 29, known as “Hammerklavier.” Brendel also brings his virtuosity to Sonatas Nos. 27 and 28, the latter of which is the first solo piano work of Beethoven’s deeply personal and expressive “Late Period” sonatas. The depth and arduousness of these works require a master in full command of his abilities, and Brendel delivers.