25-year-old French-Korean pianist HJ Lim has burst onto the classical music scene with her spectacular debut recording of the Complete* Beethoven Sonatas for EMI Classics. A bold move (the Philadelphia Inquirer asked “has there ever been a more audacious recording debut?”), but HJ has the insight and technical ability to present these timeless works in a fresh new light. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical charts, topping crossover stars Andrea Bocelli and Jackie Evancho and veteran classical artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Hilary Hahn.
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For a limited time, you can get HJ Lim’s chart-topping debut recording of the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas for only $9.99 (99 tracks / 9 hours of music)! It’s a perfect way to explore these works and this extraordinary young talent.
A special 8-volume box set of HJ’s Complete Beethoven Sonatas, featuring her extraordinarily in-depth and thoughtful liner notes, which break down her reasoning behind the themes and the groupings of sonatas, make it clear that she has reflected at length about each of these 30 works. Says Lim: “To perform Beethoven’s sonatas is not just to interpret music, but also an attempt to understand the multi-faceted psychology of a human being.”
*Please note that this set contains 30 out of the 32 officially published sonatas – Ms. Lim has omitted Sonatas Op. 49 Nos. 1 & 2, per Beethoven’s wish that they not be published.