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Choosing a reference recording for a complete set of Beethoven sonatas really depends on your view of the composer and of the works themselves. Do you prefer a more “classical” approach, or something more heroic in the Lisztian Romantic tradition? Should the early works be viewed in light of the later ones? Can any single pianist project all of the riches that this music contains?
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