Jan 7, 2023 · Check out a complete 2,5-hour course on this sonata: https://bit.ly/BeePathos Check out my 8-hour course on 51 Brahms exercises: https://bit.ly/brahms51ex Check out a course on Hanon Exercises...
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- Denis Zhdanov
Jan 16, 2023 · His monumental cycle of piano sonatas is one of the pinnacles of western music and they remain central to the piano repertoire. This course will explore these works chronologically, tracing the influences on the young Beethoven, analysing the characteristics of Beethoven’s piano writing and following the development of his music through to the extraordinary works of his later life.
Jan 21, 2023 · Eric Zivian performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the “Moonlight sonata” on fortepiano, the original instrument. The sound of the piano in the time of Beethoven was quite different than that of the modern piano, and in the video below, you will hear the original colors, textures, and the inner voices of the music as they sounded at the time of composition.
- Jessica Duchen
- Beethoven: Sonata Op.106 in B flat major, ‘Hammerklavier’ The mighty Op.106, the largest and most dense of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, sits just before the final three – perhaps the Eiger’s north face to the Jungfrau peak of Op.111.
- Bach: Goldberg Variations. This 1741 masterpiece by JS Bach was composed for the two-manual harpsichord, but that has never deterred pianists from adding it to their repertoire.
- Beethoven: Diabelli Variations. With lashings of that rare musical quality – humour – Beethoven takes a rather flippant little waltz by the composer Antonio Diabelli and puts it through a musical hall of mirrors, transforming its character in every which way.
- Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor. There’s a dark side to Chopin. Far from the angelic image of a quiet, dreamy man coughing consumptively at the keyboard, Chopin’s imagination when fully unleashed could deliver music of terrifying demonic power.
Jan 17, 2023 · Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" - I. Allegro (Recorded... Watch on Pollini first tackled these late Beethoven works in his late 1970s recordings, when he was in his 30s, younger than the composer was when he wrote them.
Jan 24, 2023 · Ever since Artur Schnabel launched the first ever recording of all the Beethoven sonatas by a single player with a luminous account of Op. 110 in Abbey Road Studios in 1932, the final trilogy has been regarded as a kind of summa demanding the utmost in philosophical or visionary pianism – and evoking a vast range of responses from generations of the greatest players. Now in her seventies, the distinguished French pianist Anne Queffélec offers readings which seem rather consciously to ...
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