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, continuing here with Sonatas Nos. 8-12.
Barenboim meticulously reveals the changes in Beethoven’s style over time as he moved from the Classicism of Haydn and Mozart to a Romanticism uniquely and idiosyncratically his own, starting with the Piano Sonata No. 8. The Pathétique is by turns furious, melancolic, and achingly wistful, culminating in a snappy and crowd-pleasing final Rondo that the ageless virtuoso performs with his trademark assurance!
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