“It is, aside from two passages, one of Beethoven’s easiest; but as far as the performance of individual passages and its whole spirit is concerned, requires every kind of care”, thus wrote a contemporary critic. And it is for this reason that Beethoven’s Sonata op. 90 is extremely popular today, both with piano students and also with professional pianists. It provides enough challenges: for example the notorious tenth figures in the left hand and – in the words of a contemporary – “uniqueness, striking twists and turns and an unfamiliar, yet no less stringent, composition”. Murray Perahia’s remarks and fingerings provide assistance in all of these areas from a very practised hand.
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Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770 – 1827) Piano Sonata op. 90 was composed during the summer of 1814 immediately before the beginning of the Congress of Vienna, at which numerous European heads of state and their subordinates redrew national borders and political relationships following Napoleon’s defeat. Beethoven was at the zenith of his popularity at this time. … 続き