TITLE

ARRAU'S BEETHOVEN

AUTHOR(S)
Evett, Robert
PUB. DATE
November 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;11/30/53, Vol. 129 Issue 18, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14451465

 

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