Wednesday, May 26, 2010

by musicclipoftheday

Funeral last week.

Ill this week.

What to listen to?

Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111/Claudio Arrau, piano (1970)

1st Movement


2nd Movement




A fascinating lecture-recital on this sonata, by pianist Andras Schiff, can be heard here.


Speaking of the second movement, pianist Alfred Brendel said:

. . . perhaps nowhere else in piano literature does mystical experience feel so immediately close at hand.