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Monday, December 13, 2010

Claudio Arrau and the Others

My favorite interpreter of Beethoven plays the "Appassionata" Piano Sonata No. 23; Op. No. 57, 3rd movement. It's a real test for any pianist and You Tube allows us to compare how different artists have approached it.


Now listen to Horowitz perform the same piece:

And now for something a bit different, check out what Faizal Say does with the same piece:

Hey, what's wrong with a bit of over the top showmanship? It is the romantic era after all.

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