Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t call this blog Bargain Basement Classical. Nevertheless…
I’ve talked in the past about Artur Schnabel, one of the great pianists of the early 20th century.
How would you like to hear him play the Beethoven piano sonatas for $2.19?
Amazon currently has an album of Schnabel playing the piano sonatas (except, inexplicably, #31), plus the Fantasia in G Minor and Für Elise thrown in for good measure.
You may need to download the Amazon music player, but I find it innocuous, and if you’re an iTunes user, you can have it download your music directly into iTunes. Your music can also be made available in the cloud for listening wherever. And yes, there’s an app for that.
For the audiophiles out there, the sound quality is good. While some old recordings show their age badly, these are ok. Listen to a snippet on the website, you can see for yourself.
$2.19 for 101 tracks, people. Schnabel. Beethoven. What more can I say?