A Matter of Style: Which Beethoven Period Do You Want to Hear?

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For this final Showdown of Beethoven Awareness Month, we looked at the three stylistic periods of Beethoven’s career.

We asked you if you wanted to hear early, middle or late Beethoven? By just four votes, you chose his middle period. At noon, we played Vladimir Ashkenazy performing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"