Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon: The Complete Video Archive

Watch the entire WQXR Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon

Monday, November 21, 2011

WQXR's Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon, which took place in The Greene Space on Nov. 20, featured a lineup which spanned a range of personalities and national schools. It included the flamboyant individualists Evan Shinners and Timothy Andres; the Russian powerhouses Daria Rabotkina and Natasha Paremski; and the Chinese up-and-comers Qi Xu and Yuchong Wu. Some, including Jeremy Denk, Jonathan Biss and Alessio Bax, are already boldface names on the international concert circuit; others are on their way.

We've posted all 32 performances from the marathon below. The videos are presented in two hour blocks just as the program was performed. 







Part One

Marina Radiushina – Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Hyung Min Suh – Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7, “Grand Sonata”
Philip Edward Fisher – Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
Evan Shinners – Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22
Alessio Bax – Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique”

Part Two

Daria Rabotkina – Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Michael Brown – Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, “Pastoral”
Michael Brown – Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
Inon Barnatan – Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
Qi Xu – Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
Alessio Bax – Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Part Three

Ching-Yun Hu – Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No.3
Yuchong Wu – Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Yuchong Wu – Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
Inon Barnatan – Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No.2
Benjamin Hochman – Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Ching-Yun Hu – Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Part Four

Benjamin Hochman – Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No.3
Valentina Lisitsa – Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
Drew Petersen – Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Timothy Andres – Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
Steven Beck – Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Part Five

Louis Schwizgebel – Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
Jonathan Biss – Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26, “Funeral March”
Joyce Yang – Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, “The Hunt”
Timonthy Andres – Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78, “A Thérèse”
Jeremy Denk – Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

Part Six

Jonathan Biss – Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
David Kaplan – Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, “Quasi una Fantasia”
Natasha Paremski – Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”
Louis Schwizgebel – Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les adieux”
Jeremy Denk – Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111


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Comments [10]

Tim Brown from Washington, DC

When will I receive my poster? I made my contribution November 21. Thanks!
Tim Brown,
Washington, DC

Nov. 30 2011 08:13 AM

At work in San Francisco and what a thrill to have this available. thank you

Nov. 27 2011 02:30 PM
Anthony B. from NYC

Stayed there from 11 to 7pm but caught the rest on the web at home. An INCREDIBLE experience! Ran into Benjamin Hochman and Evan Shinners in between sets(both way-cool dudes,BTW)The talent there was mind and( soul ) boggling. Thanks to WQXR, Midge, Terrance, the great staff there, and to ALL the phenomenal pianists for making this event happen HUZZAH!

Nov. 26 2011 10:28 AM
Alberto Gonzalez from Medellin, Colombia

ECXELENTE, un regalo maravilloso, gracias WQXR

Nov. 25 2011 07:57 AM
Tom B. from Wilmington

I gotta be honest, Evan Shinners tore it up! thank you WQXR for this wonderful stream! I will be watching for the next time you showcase him! Obey Thoven! Go Evan!

Nov. 24 2011 01:30 AM
Hannelore Hahn, Ph.D.

Congratulations WQXR!
It was overwhelming and a most spiritual experience.
Hannie Hahn

Nov. 23 2011 03:03 PM
Javier Lotitto from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Congratulations for this magnificent event.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks WQXR

Nov. 23 2011 01:58 PM

This archive is spot on. This is what we need more of: long form video, it makes the music come more alive.

Nov. 23 2011 01:01 PM

Fantastic! Kudos to WQXR for this wonderful video archive. Hopefully, you will keep it available for viewing for a long time.

Thank you!

Nov. 23 2011 09:48 AM
Tim Brown from Washington, DC

Thank you WQXR!

Nov. 23 2011 06:42 AM

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