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New Beethoven Piano Sonatas by Murray Perahia, featured on CLASSIC fM

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David Mellor picks out his three favourite new releases and re-releases every week - including his own Album of the Week and a Bargain Boxset - bringing you lots of new recordings to explore. David's Album of the Week, FOR THIS WEEK IS,  Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opus 27/2 & 106, by Murray Perahia on Deutsche Grammophon. Looking at his Beethoven recordings, since he began in New York in 1978 with the Piano Sonata No4, Perahia has only recorded fifteen sonatas over the following almost four decades. By the way, all of these are available on five CDs on a handily priced Sony set. Now, under his new contract with DG, he is resuming work with the mighty "Hammerklavier", and a more user-friendly, meltingly lyrical "Moonlight".

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