In my weekly feature: not Ludwig's greatest, but one of his most wonderful, the Choral Fantasy, which is part piano sonata, part concerto, and with choral finish--with tune that was precursor to the "Ode to Joy," no less. Here done by Helene Grimaud who I saw do it a few weeks back when she returned to tiny village in Westchester County, N.Y., near where she long ago founded a famous wolf sanctuary. My book on Beethoven.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Sunday Morning in the Church of Beethoven
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