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Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven's Sonata No. 26, "Les Adieux"

The complete Beethoven sonatas

Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven's Sonata No. 26, "Les Adieux" The complete Beethoven sonatas

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Experience the legendary pianist Daniel Barenboim’s touchstone recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, filmed in 1983–1984 in the glittering grandeur of Austrian palaces! Known as "Les adieux" or "Lebewohl", the programmatic sonata performed here was inspired by the flight of Beethoven's patron the Archduke Rudolph from Vienna in the face of French invasion.

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Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
    • 1. Adagio — Allegro
    • 2. Andante espressivo
    • 3. Vivacissimamente

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
  • Venue: Palais Kinský (Wien, Austria)
  • Production date: 1984
  • Duration: 18 min
  • Production: © Metropolitan, München
  • Available version(s): EN
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