Incl: A.Ciccolini • A.DeGroote • M.Houstoun • G.Kladetzky • G.Pludermacher • J.B.Pommier • R.Sherman • K.Shimizu • R.Silverman • T.Sonoda II • R.Taub • Y.Yokoyama
Takahiro Sonoda II
1993 - 1996- Evica
Available in 12 individual volumes from Japan.
1994 - 1996 - Morrison Music Trust
Kiwi-Beethoven on a Steinway D. Still available in four volumes from the Music Trust itself and sources in New Zealand (Triton Music Ltd.) Available internationally through digital distribution via iTunes music store, emusic.com and the Naxos digital music library.
1991 - 1997 - Erato
1993 - 1997 - GM Recordings
Availability: Most of the five volumes are still available; the complete set isn't. Available used or imported outside the US.
1994 - 1997 - Vox
Availability: In five volumes, spottily available. Volume four seems completely oop.
1995 - 1997 - Sony (Japan)
Out of print as a set with individual copies hard to find at HMV.co.jp.
1998 - Transart live
Live recordings from the National Music Conservatory Reims on a Steinway with a fourth, "harmonic", pedal.
Availability: Pricey on CDs but incredibly cheap ($16 for the 10 CD set) as mp3 downloads.
1985 - 1999 - Bongiovanni / Cascavelle
Availability: Looks like it has already been discontinued outside Germany and France, just two years after re-issue.
19?? - 1998 - Koch Schwann
Only in the UK do seem (some of) the individual volumes still be available on the used CD market.
1998 - Naxos (BeNeLux), Solal
Availability: Originally recorded (at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire) for Naxos, but deleted when they closed their Benelux branch. Just now re-issued by Solal.
1998- 1999 - Sony (Japan)
Availability: Made for--and sold on--the Japanese market. Available used and as imports, though.
1999 - Orpheum Masters
Recorded 'into' and then reproduced from a Bösendorfer Reproducing Piano. Read about the process here.
Part 1: 1935 - 1969
Part 2: 1967 - 1974
Part 3: 1977 - 1989
Part 4: 1990 - 1996
Part 6: 2000 - 2005
Part 7: 2006 - 2009
Ronald Brautigam Special
Part 8: 2010 onward
If you have additional information about recording dates, availability, cover art -- or corrections and additions -- your input is much appreciated. | Ed. 22/08/2014 Thanks to Mark Norton for finding the very well hidden US Amazon link to the Robert Silverman set!
This survey is meant to list all complete sets of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and their availability in different markets, not to review them.