sonata

January 18, 2020 at 8:27pm

Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

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Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

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January 18, 2020 at 9:21am

Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

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Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

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January 12, 2020 at 3:16pm

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition... See More

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition of the sonatas, published just after Beethoven’s death by his friend Haslinger, who presumably knew what Beethoven wanted. They are fully fledged, three-movement works, and if they lack something in quality, you could say the same of some of the Opus 49 Sonatas, and you surely wouldn’t exclude those from the canon.

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