Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse
Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse
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Complete Beethoven sonata cycle recorded live in Hong Kong by Konstantin Lifschitz issued on CD and now vinyl – how they compare

  • Pianist’s live Beethoven cycle from 2017, released earlier as a CD box set, has now had a limited-edition vinyl release. The Post sampled both for comparison
  • Some movements benefit from the greater fullness, depth and warmth of the 12-inch LP, while others sound better on CDs, which deliver greater clarity

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Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse
Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Recordings of the concerts have been issued on compact disc and in a limited-edition vinyl set. Photo: HKU Muse
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