Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beethoven Piano Sonatas

This morning, I decided to listen to the entire catalogue of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It will take just a bit over 10 hours to listen to the 32 sonatas. I won't do that in one sitting.....or even one day. I'll stretch it out over 10 days.

Thanks to Spotify, I have access to several artists to choose from.

I wanted a recording with one pianist performing all 32 rather than a CD set featuring more than on performer. For this, I decided on Mélodie Zhao who, in 2014, at the age of 19, became the youngest pianist to record all of the 32 sonatas. At age 13, she sets the world record as the youngest pianist ever to record Chopin’s 24 Etudes. I'll save those for another time.

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