Articles tagged 'Beethoven'

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

Late-Night Musings on a Late Sonata

Inside Beethoven’s sonata one manages a multifaceted, far-ranging and profound beauty of sound, emotion and idea.

Late-Night Musings on a Late Sonata

Inside Beethoven’s sonata one manages a multifaceted, far-ranging and profound beauty of sound, emotion and idea.

No Longer and Not Yet

Some of us have hobbyhorses; French serialist Jean Barraqué (1928-1973) is one of mine.

No Longer and Not Yet

Some of us have hobbyhorses; French serialist Jean Barraqué (1928-1973) is one of mine.

The Best Kind of Attitude: TACET

…as a music lover and audiophile (in close to equal measure), I’m here to shout “Eureka!”

The Best Kind of Attitude: TACET

…as a music lover and audiophile (in close to equal measure), I’m here to shout “Eureka!”

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and I

In December of 1808, Beethoven led an amateur group in the premiere of his Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80. They say he improvised the Introduction in performance and only later wrote it down.

Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and I

In December of 1808, Beethoven led an amateur group in the premiere of his Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80. They say he improvised the Introduction in performance and only later wrote it down.

A Look at Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor (Part II)

Sweetness gives way to untamed power. Harmony, not melody, is the focus, presented in driving scales.

A Look at Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor (Part II)

Sweetness gives way to untamed power. Harmony, not melody, is the focus, presented in driving scales.