Pianist Claude Frank is a living link to the great Romantics whose music he has enlivened for over half a century. This week he brings us works of two of them—Beethoven and Schumann—along with a beloved sonata of Mozart. Mr. Frank not only conveys a sense of these works' depth and beauty, but their bracing humanity as well. He concludes Beethoven's epic Opus 110 sonata, a signature work for pianist and composer alike.
Robert Schumann: Arabesque
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Sonata in C major No. 10, K. 330
—I. "Allegro moderato"
—II. "Andante cantabile"
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31, Opus 110
—I. "Moderato cantabile molto espressivo"
—II. "Allegro molto"
—III. "Adagio ma non troppo"
—IV. "Fuga, L’istesso tempo della Fuga"