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Saleem Ashkar: The Complete Beethoven Sonatas

Saleem Ashkar releases the complete Beethoven Sonatas on the label Universal/Decca. Over the course of six years, six albums have been released. The 11 CDs are now available on all streaming services.

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“In great orchestras, sometimes the musicians simply get tired, as they can’t see an end to the continuous [pursuit] of perfection.” 

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