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Jeremy Denk: Beethoven Sonata No 29 in B flat Major, Op 106, “Hammerklavier”

WQXR's Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon, which took place in The Greene Space on Nov. 20, 2011 featured a lineup which spanned a range of personalities and national schools. It included the flamboyant individualists Evan Shinners and Timothy Andres; the Russian powerhouses Daria Rabotkina and Natasha Paremski; and the Chinese up-and-comers Qi Xu and Yuchong Wu. Some, including Jeremy Denk, Jonathan Biss and Alessio Bax, are already boldface names on the international concert circuit; others are on their way.

Wednesday music.

Violinist Isabelle Faust and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Mark Elder, perform Beethoven's 'Violin Concerto' in Het Concertgebouw during The Sunday Morning Concert of Sunday the 25th of February 2018.


Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Mark Elder [conductor]
Isabelle Faust [violin]

Pavel Kolesnikov

BBC New Generation Artist Pavel Kolesnikov performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2


BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Pavel Kolesnikov, talks about how he became a professional pianist and what would be his rather interesting alternative career.


Beethoven In Havana

Beethoven's 7th, Movement 2, performed in a Cuban Rumba style, with all instruments created from the piano itself.


Arranged and Recorded by Joachim Horsley
Directed by Michael Matzdorff
Camera: Mike Matzdorff, Lisa Perry
Edit and Color: Joachim Horsley, Mike Matzdorff

Monday morning class.

Performing the first movement of Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. Gould's performance begins at 18:03.


Originally aired on January 31, 1960 on CBS Television as part of its Ford Presents series, this program was entitled "The Creative Performer." The entire show is actually three performances — by Gould, the soprano Eileen Farrell (singing the "Suicidio!" aria from *La Gioconda*), & Igor Stravinsky (conducting the last three scenes of his ballet *The Firebird*) — punctuated with scintillating musicological lectures by Maestro-Professor Bernstein, who is arguably the star of the show.


Though I recommend watching the program in its entirety, here's a time-stamped playlist, in case you'd like to jump to any given section:

1. Leonard Bernstein, on the vagaries of score notations: 0:00 - 12:56
2. Leonard Bernstein, intro to Gould: 12:57 - 18:02
3. Glenn Gould: 18:03 - 27:08
4. Leonard Bernstein, intro to Farrell: 27:09 - 33:46
5. Eileen Farrell: 33:47 - 38:24
6. Leonard Bernstein, intro to Stravinsky: 38:25 - 40:05
7. Igor Stravinsky: 40:06 - 51:06
8. Closing Credits: 51:07 - 52:24


Thanks go to two intrepid Gouldians who did the heavy lifting to track down, acquire, & beautifully digitize this rare masterpiece. Without them, we wouldn't be here enjoying it.

Sir András Schiff Masterclass

Ontem, Sir András Schiff deu um concerto que a mim, leigo, me pareceu notável, na Gulbenkian. Na primeira parte, misturou Bach e Bartók, na segunda, uma sonata de Janáček e outra de Schumann. Não houve Beethoven, nem eu sei tocar piano, mas esta masterclass no Royal College of Music parece-me notável. São três horas de boa música e aprendizagem.

On Sunday 10 March, 2013, the Royal College of Music was delighted to welcome Andras Schiff for a masterclass with leading RCM pianists.


Pavel Kolesnikov - Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor 'Moonlight'

Kausikan Rajeshkumar - Beethoven Sonata in E flat op 31 no 3 (1:01:31)

Anna Fedorova - Beethoven Sonata in F minor op 57 'Appassionata' (2:10:09)


The event formed part of the RCM's ever-popular annual keyboard festival, which in 2013 featured music from around the world.