One of the undisputed masters of Beethoven’s piano repertoire, Daniel Barenboim celebrates the great composer's 250th birthday with a recital for the ages at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal. Discover—or rediscover, in the hands of the maestro—the complete set of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, perhaps the most towering achievement in the history of piano music, beginning here with the first seven.
A torrent of melodies resound through the prestigious hall in this lead-off volume, notably featuring Sonata No. 4, Op. 7, known as the “Grand Sonata” (a nickname given by Beethoven himself). This work stands out for its length, comparable to that of the much late Hammerklavier, as well as the profound musicality it requires for a successful performance—a challenge that Barenboim proves delighted to meet!
Photo: Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus
Daniel Barenboim appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.
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Piano recital in Boulez Saal
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra