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Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor, La Chambre Philharmonique

Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor,  La Chambre Philharmonique. Period Instrument Performance.

A good, elegant performance, but I prefer that of The Hanover Band’s-  it has more fire and energy.  17 more words


Beethoven, Freud, and the mystery of genius

“The joy of listening to Beethoven is comparable to the pleasure of reading Joyce,” writes Alex Ross in a recent issue of The New Yorker… 855 more words


Review: Organ competition winners show their stuff

You may well see close to four-figure crowds for organ nights in Tokyo and São Paulo.

But it was clear on Sunday in the Maison symphonique that the 2014 edition of the Canadian International Organ Competition also had a following. 599 more words


Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 17 "Tempest", played by Paul Badura- Skoda on an 1810 fortepiano

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”

Performed by Paul Badura-Skoda on a Caspar Schmidt fortepiano, built in Prague,circa 1810.

A most excellent performance!


John Lill on the "spiritual course" of Beethoven's piano sonatas

John Suchet chats with the pianist John Lill about the piano sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven ahead of Lill’s performance of the complete cycle

                        A radio interview from 2013. 8 more words

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.”

-Ludwig van Beethoven

Clare Angelica

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Among his friends, Beethoven was a notorious spacecadet. Once, while speaking to family friend Cacilie, she noticed him zoning out. When she demanded a reply to what she’d said, his answer was, “I was just occupied with such a lovely, deep thought, I couldn’t bear to be disturbed.”