Articles tagged 'Beethoven'

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Used Bin Troll Tweets G.

What’s wrong? I’m starting to like everything. Perhaps I just like the piano.

Used Bin Troll Tweets G.

What’s wrong? I’m starting to like everything. Perhaps I just like the piano.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

A Single Breath: Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas

“The sonatas, written in 1820, 1821, and 1822 respectively, were conceived together as a unit and so might be regarded as one, especially when heard together.”

A Single Breath: Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas

“The sonatas, written in 1820, 1821, and 1822 respectively, were conceived together as a unit and so might be regarded as one, especially when heard together.”

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 3.

A fresh NEOS sparks this roundup and forces an overdue confrontation with col legno’s Prometeo.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 3.

A fresh NEOS sparks this roundup and forces an overdue confrontation with col legno’s Prometeo.

Sublime Farewell: Beethoven’s Op. 111

Opening to the first page of the Henle edition of Sonata Op. 111. I realize how eager I am to get started, to crack the code and get inside.

Sublime Farewell: Beethoven’s Op. 111

Opening to the first page of the Henle edition of Sonata Op. 111. I realize how eager I am to get started, to crack the code and get inside.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.