Performing Beethoven – what it feels like to embody a master on today’s stage

Scott Davie, Australian National University In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. When Beethoven died in 1827, thousands of pages of highly notated music were bequeathed to posterity. Yet unlike arts such as painting and sculpture, which communicate directly from the artist to the […]

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 “Apassionata” (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

French classical pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (popularly known as the Appassionata, meaning “passionate” in Italian), one of the greatest and most technically challenging piano sonatas of the composer. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 12 February 2016. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio […]

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” (Lucas Jussen)

Dutch classical pianist Lucas Jussen plays Ludwig Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, commonly known as the “Waldstein”. Recorded at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea in 2014.

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 17 (The tempest) – Maria João Pires

Maria João Pires, one of the finest pianists of her generation, performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, usually referred to as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in native German). Recorded on November 21, 2013 at Salle Pleyel (Paris).

Daniel Barenboim – 50 years on stage concert (2000)

Daniel Barenboim’s “50 years on stage concert” (2000) at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Barenboim played Mozart, Beethoven, Albéniz, Chopin, Schubert, as well as many other composers. More than two hours of greatness, enjoy.

Daniel Barenboim plays Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 “Apassionata”

Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (popularly known as the Appassionata, meaning “passionate” in Italian), one of the greatest and most technically challenging piano sonatas of the composer. From the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (No. 1-32) cycle recorded 1983-84 by Barenboim.

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8 Pathetique (Krystian Zimerman)

Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique. Year of the recording: 2006.