Tag Archives: Beethoven

The Old and the New Testament

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier is considered the ‘Old Testament’ of the pianist as opposed to the ‘New Testament’ – the 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Well-Tempered Clavier is characterized by a technical and compositional mastery which … Continue reading

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All good things..

…come by three. The third composition of the summer of 1803 is the “Triple Concerto”. Beethoven may very well have “heard” it, walking through these vinyards… Beethoven’s Triple Concerto by Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma ( Part 2 )

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Late summer

Beethoven wrote another piece in the summer of 1803, while he lodged in the “Eroica House”, only a few blocks from where I live.

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Sleeping Beauty

One afternoon I opened the entrance door of a rather dilapidated looking building, a few blocks down the road from where I live. I entered into an enchanted courtyard.

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An act of love

Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim Beethoven Sonata No.3 in A – 2nd movement Since the cello was married to the piano the upholder of moral standards may not have watched so closely…

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