Evett, Robert
November 1953
New Republic;11/30/53, Vol. 129 Issue 18, p20
The article discusses the work of Ludwig van Beethoven, a music composer. The dramatic qualities of some of Beethoven's best works have frequently led critics to compare him with William Shakespeare, a writer. Under the best conditions, a pianist brings to the Beethoven sonatas more than a study of the individual works. Claudio Arrau, a pianist, has always neglected the thirteen sonatas, which comprise almost half of Beethoven's piano sonata literature. Nobody has ever played the piano so slowly as Arrau does in some of the slow movements.


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