Beethoven's Piano Works

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Monday, November 21, 2011

As Beethoven Awareness Month continues, Bill McGlaughlin explores Beethoven and his work for the piano.

Comments [4]

patricia tees

Missed the name of the Beethoven piece that was playing on Nov.25 at 11:50pm. Orchestral part was familiar, but never heard so much piano. Also, who was the pianist. It was wonderful.

Nov. 26 2011 06:35 PM

Jerry Angus, Levittown, Long Island, NY

I am enjoying your nightly broadcasts immensely.
Your insightful comments and analyses preceding each "play" are so interesting.
Being a particularly avid fan of Beethoven (especially his sonatas) I am really enjoying your show each night.

Thanks... Keep up the good work.

Nov. 26 2011 10:39 AM
Peter Gross from New York

Listening just now to the piano transcription of the violin concerto by Beethoven (25 Nov). It was a recording made by Menuhin and a Polish orchestra, Camerata Varsovia or something like that. When was that made? As far as I remember did Menuhin not die in Warsaw, possibly it was made shortly before his death?
Also, is Mr McGlaughlin sure about Gidon Kremer's cadenza in the Beethoven fiddle concerto? Would it really have been the one from the piano version reconverted for the violin, or might it have been the one written for Kremer by Alfred Schnittke, which quotes all sorts of music including Bach, possibly Brahms and others as well.

Nov. 25 2011 11:19 PM
Riva Arnold

I have been listening all night and loving everything.

Is it possible to send me a list of all the music played on tonight's edition of Exploring music?

Many thanks,

Nov. 23 2011 11:45 PM

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