Sunday, February 05, 2006

Beethoven's Appassionata

Do we really need more recordings of it? Remainder bins are already bulging with it in every slice and flavor. Why record it again? Those are some of the questions teased out in an interesting short article on Beethoven's sonata and some recent recordings of it (Lugansky, Biss, Paik, etc). Read it here.

3 comments:

Michael Manning said...

Interesting. When I was in Classical Radio I needed a filler CD to get me up to news time at the top of the hour. I used Wendy Carlos' "Switched on Bach". To smooth over the rage from the telephone I back announced with: A performance by Walter (ahem) uh, make that Wendy Carlos"! Stop by and scroll down to read my post on conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson and the Cincinnati Symphony. A Wonderful Conductor!

Michael Manning said...

Stop by and see the film Ihave scheduled for the weekend of Friday February 17th!

Cheers!

Antonio Bricio-Hernández said...

Hola, Bart.

New recordings are always welcome!
Even though there are thousands of recordings of the same piece.

I started publishing english articles on my blog. I hope you swing by and read a bit.

Saludos!