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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Beethoven's 'Single Breath'

Beth Levin's recent live performances of Beethoven's final three piano sonatas--the Everests of the form--were widely hailed.  Now a new CD, excerpts below.  I saw Mitsuko Uchida do them live at Carnegie about three years ago, playing them one after the other after asking for no applause or bows between them.  A single breath.

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

I've attended two traversals of the last three piano sonatas in the Boston area recently: by Paavali Jumppanen at the Gardner Museum, and Till Fellner at the Berklee Conservatory. I've read that Andras Schiff has performed them in this man ner in New York City recently. I sense a trend here.