Beethoven (6) / Klavierissimo 2020 — Wetzikon ZH, 2020-02-01

Beethoven / Klavierissimo Festival 2020, Recital 6 @ KZO, Wetzikon ZH, 2020-02-01 — Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, op.54 (Herbert Schuch); Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, “Appassionata” (Cristian Budu); Sonata No.24 in F♯ major, op.78, “à Thérèse” (Tamar Beraia); Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux“ (Alina Bercu). Mostly a review in pictures.
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Fabian Müller — Piano Recital, Brugg, 2018-11-03

Concert review, Piano Recital Fabian Müller @ Brugg, 2018-11-03 — Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2, “Concord”; Johannes Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, op.117; Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, “Appassionata”


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Pierre-Laurent Aimard — Piano Recital, Zurich, 2017-05-23

Concert Review, Pierre-Laurent Aimard @ Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-05-23 — Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Sonata No.18 in G major, D.894; György Kurtág (*1926): “Passio sine nomine” and other works; Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, “Appassionata”


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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Comparison Summary

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas — summary for comparisons of recordings, involving the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Paul Badura-Skoda, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, Edwin Fischer, Emil Gilels, Friedrich Gulda, Clara Haskil, Jos van Immerseel, Julius Katchen, Wilhelm Kempff, Igor Levit, Mikhail Pletnev, Maurizio Pollini, Svjatoslav Richter, Arthur Rubinstein, András Schiff, Artur Schnabel, Mélodie Zhao


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Early Encounters with Music

… I listened to all the shallow music that was broadcasted on the radio around 1960 (our radio was an old “steam radio” built into a book shelf). I also distinctly remember that on Sundays the radio always played classical music — typically chamber music, such as music for wind instruments by Mozart — and I hated that music — not because I disliked it, but …


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