Category Archives: Piano Sonata (Beethoven)

Tempest – Les Adieux – Hammerklavier. Sense and nonsense regarding the names given to Beethoven’s piano sonatas, Part 2

In the first part of my blog on the famous … Continue reading

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Tempest – Les Adieux – Hammerklavier. Sense and nonsense regarding the names given to Beethoven’s piano sonatas

It’s so much easier to say “The Tempest”, “Pathétique” and … Continue reading

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Is it OK to add them? – The “missing” low notes in Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Here’s a topic that pianists have been discussing since the … Continue reading

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Listeners are also only human

Observations on the necessity of body language in piano playing … Continue reading

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‘Come sopra’ – clearly ambiguous!

The autograph of Beethoven’s piano sonata, Op. 90, is part … Continue reading

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Hit and miss? – A purportedly wrong note in Beethoven’s Sonata op. 14 no. 2

For almost ten years now I’ve been working with Murray … Continue reading

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