Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas

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Acclaimed pianist Robert Taub offers the insights of a passionate musician who performs all 32 of Beethoven's well-loved piano sonatas in concert worldwide, bringing a "fresh perspective on Beethoven," as the New York Times put it. In this book, he shares his intimate understanding of these works with listeners and players alike. HARDCOVER.

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Taub, a noted concert pianist who has played and recorded the entire cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas, offers his wealth of knowledge about this body of music that many musicians consider the composer's greatest works. First, he discusses what he has learned from Beethoven's own writing and autograph scores. He then presents a detailed consideration of each of the 32 sonatas grouped into nine programs, revealing how he gets beyond the notes to convey the essence of each work and to understand its place in the evolution of Beethoven's revolutionary artistry. Although he points out that the works can be appreciated by the first time listener as well as to the seasoned performer, this study is analytic in a manner that would not be accessible to the non-musician. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 2002
Description: 258 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781574670714
Branch Call Number: 786.2183 Bee


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