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Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique" Full Album

Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique" Full Album Performer: Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus
Title: Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique"
Style: Classical, Romantic
Category: Classical
Date of release: Feb 1963
Country: UK
Label: Decca
Catalog number: SWL 8016, SWL.8016
Size MP3: 1990 mb
Size FLAC: 2779 mb
Rating: 4.3


1Rondo (Allegro)
2Adagio Sostenuto
3Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"
4Grave - Allegro Molto E Con Brio
6Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"
7Presto Agitato
8Adagio Cantabile


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BR 3010Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No.8 "Pathetique" ‎(10")DeccaBR 3010UK1959
SWL 8016, SWL.8016Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique" ‎(10")Decca, DeccaSWL 8016, SWL.8016UK1962
BR 3010, BR.3010Beethoven - Wilhelm Backhaus Beethoven - Wilhelm Backhaus - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No.8 "Pathetique" ‎(10", Mono)Decca, DeccaBR 3010, BR.3010UK1960
BR 3010Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No.8 "Pathetique" ‎(10", Mono, RE)DeccaBR 3010UK1963
LE 1Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven Wilhelm Backhaus, Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No.8 "Pathetique" ‎(10", Mono)London RecordsLE 1JapanUnknown


  • Composed ByBeethoven
  • Engineer [Uncredited]James Brown
  • Mastered ByE
  • Painting [Cover Picture, View Of Amsterdam]J. H. Verheyen
  • PianoWilhelm Backhaus
  • Producer [Uncredited]Erik Smith


This is the first UK stereo version, but the recordings were originally released 3 years earlier in mono as BR 3010.
This is also a repress with a printing date of 2.63 (February 1963) on back of the sleeve.
SWL 8016 was originally released in April 1962.

- Blue/silver 'wideband' labels
- "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock
- "Made in England" at bottom
- "O" above matrix number
- Tax code "O/T"
- Decca 'Musical Notes' logo on both sides
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down

- Front laminated
- Straight two-way flipbacks
- Large "STEREO" on front
- Thin spine with no text on it
- "© 1962, The Decca Record Company Limited."
- "Printed in England by MacNeill Press Ltd."
- Uncredited sleeve notes in English only on back

- SWL 8016 on sleeve
- SWL.8016 on labels

- Recorded 22 - 26 October 1958 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna
- Labelography code: EB1
- Sub tracks in tracks A and B2 are not banded on vinyl


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - stamped): Z̶T̶L̶-̶1̶1̶2̶1̶-̶1̶E̶ ZTL-1120-1E K OT ZT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - stamped): Z̶T̶L̶-̶1̶1̶2̶0̶-̶1̶E̶ ZTL-1121-1E G ZT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side A): ZTL.1120
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side B): ZTL.1121
  • Other (Tax code on labels): O/T
  • Other (On labels): O
  • Other (Printing company's date code on back of sleeve): 2.63®
  • Other (Corresponding mono Category on back of sleeve): BR 3010


  • Recorded At – Sofiensaal
  • Mastered At – Decca Studios
  • Pressed By – Decca Record Co. Ltd., Pressing Plant, UK.
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – The Decca Record Company Limited


The legendry German pianist, Wilhelm Backhaus - , plays the first movement of Beethoven's most famous piano Composition, Piano Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. The piece is one of Beethoven's most popular compositions for the piano, and it was a popular favorite even in his own day. Beethoven wrote the Moonlight Sonata in his early thirties, after he had finished with some commissioned work there is no evidence. No, thanks. more quotes. Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 Moonlight: II. Allegretto, 02:09. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 Pathetique: I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio, 08:17. 13 Pathetique: II. Adagio cantabile, 05:36. 13 Pathetique: III. Rondo: Allegro, 04:22. Beethoven Sonata No 8 in C minor Pathetique - Ludwig van Beethoven. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Beethoven-Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no. 2 Moonlight Sonata, Mov. Beethoven - Piano Sonata nº 23 - Op. 57 - Appassionata Backhaus 20:52. Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven Sonata No. 8, 'Patetique' 15:30. Añadir a la Lista. Listen free to Walter Gieseking Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 Pathetique, Sonata No. 14 Moonlight Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Pathetique: I. Grave - Allegro molto e con brio, Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, pathetique: Ii. Adagio Cantabile and more. 6 tracks 32:31. Do you know any background info about this album Start the wiki. Vinyl - LP - used - VG-EX - DECCA - BLK 16080 - Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata, Pathétique, Appassionata - - Wilhelm Backhaus Piano - - DECCA BLK : Piano Sonata In C Sharp Minor, No. 2 -Moonlight - 2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata In C Sharp Minor, No. Listen Now . 2 -Moonlight - 3. Presto agitato. Die LP von Decca SX 21184-M mit Wilhelm Backhaus von 1962 diente mir zum Vergleich. Der technische Fortschritt der digitalisierten DVD mit Daniel Barenboim bestätigt meine Erwartungen. Dieser begnadete Dirigent produziert sich hier als einfühlsamer Pianist, für den es wohl auch keine technischen Grenzen zu geben scheint. 8 Pathétique, 9, 10, 13. Wilhelm Backhaus, Lili01:14:30. Wilhelm Backhaus, Lili Great Pianists, Vol. Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Wilhelm Backaus, Wilhelm Wilhelm Backaus spielt Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. Leif Ove Andsnes. Ballad for Edvard Grieg. Piano Sonata No. 2, Moonlight Sonata: I. Adagio sostenuto - Alexander Borodin, Antonin Dvorak, Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Carl Maria von Weber, Charles Gounod