Articles tagged 'Beethoven'

Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Kempff Monos

Kempff recorded three intégrales — 1926-45 (on shellac), this one (mono) and a 1964-65 stereo remake.

Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Kempff Monos

Kempff recorded three intégrales — 1926-45 (on shellac), this one (mono) and a 1964-65 stereo remake.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 3.

Perhaps Beethoven is suggesting that Diabelli stole his theme from Mozart or is simply being a scamp.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 3.

Perhaps Beethoven is suggesting that Diabelli stole his theme from Mozart or is simply being a scamp.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 2.

The triplet as upbeat, reiterated in the middle voice and the bass, has a pulling effect to the downbeat made more powerful by each repetition.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 2.

The triplet as upbeat, reiterated in the middle voice and the bass, has a pulling effect to the downbeat made more powerful by each repetition.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 1.

The music expands quickly from piano to forte with pointed bass notes and a dashing sforzando at the second beat of measure 3.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 1.

The music expands quickly from piano to forte with pointed bass notes and a dashing sforzando at the second beat of measure 3.

Piano Factory 2.

Debussy and Messiaen live on in the filigree and chords of Murail’s poetic piano compositions.

Piano Factory 2.

Debussy and Messiaen live on in the filigree and chords of Murail’s poetic piano compositions.