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A master class on three favorite Beethoven sonata movements

T​he thirty-two sonatas of Beethoven are often cited as the pianists' New Testament, with Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier being the Old Testament. These treasured works are a staple in piano teaching studios throughout the world, and are also required repertoire in the most demanding international piano competitions. A sonata or fugue...
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What do Beethoven's piano sonatas reveal about his pianism?

from the series: Let's Get Physical: Technique  ​ Scott McBride Smith, Editor  Hans von Bülow, the nineteenth-century pianist, conductor, and master class teacher won fame for his   meticulous musicianship and formidable technique. His sarcastic bon mots to students were legendary. "You have but one qualification for playin...
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