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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday transcendence

We caught Andras Schiff's latest in his complete rendering of all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas at Carnegie Hall a few days ago, as he did #12, #13, #14 ("Moonlight") to #15 (the "Pastoral," among my favorites). Here's the great Kempff doing the final movement of #14 -- not its famous slow opening movement but one of the most dynamic pieces ever written.

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