baenbohm on beethoven
satya - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:10:59 PM
satya - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:11:50 PM
introduction to that pbs article
Legendary pianist, conductor, and recording artist Daniel Barenboim performed the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle in eight concerts at Berlin's Staatsoper, one of the world's most beautiful opera houses. Now, a two-hour GREAT PERFORMANCES special, BARENBOIM ON BEETHOVEN, presents the entire fourth concert, which consists of five sonatas --including the audience favorite "Appassionata" ("Sonata No. 23 F minor," Op. 57). Also featured are excerpts from Barenboim's master classes with acclaimed young pianists Lang Lang, Jonathan Biss, and Shai Wosner. Barenboim, who has played the piano sonatas for more than 50 years, offers fascinating insights into a vital repertoire continually among the most popular works in the entire piano literature. The eight concerts were produced in high definition and pristine surround-sound. The other sonatas included in the concert special are "Sonata No. 5 C minor," Op. 10, No. 1; "Sonata No.11 B-flat major," Op. 22; "Sonata No. 19 G minor," Op. 49, No. 1; and "Sonata No. 20 G major," Op. 49, No. 2.
satya - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:30:35 PM
Instructs Lang Lang during the masters class