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Pianist Evgeny Kissin returns to the Yellow Label after twenty-five years with an exclusive contract and a new album of live Beethoven recordings. The album will be released on Deutsche Grammophon on August 4. The double-disc set, its program personally chosen by Kissin from recitals given over the past decade, includes Piano Sonatas No. 14 Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight", No. 23 Op. 57, "Appassionata", and No. 26 Op. 81a, "Les Adieux". It also comprises the evergreen 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80 and a profound exploration of the sublime two-movement Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111, the composer's final work in the genre.
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