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  1. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    22 Jun '11 15:33
    Can't get enough of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90.
    Ludwig, what are you doing to me?
  2. 23 Jun '11 16:15
    His Ninth makes me nauseous though.
  3. 25 Jun '11 13:01
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Can't get enough of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90.
    Ludwig, what are you doing to me?
    I don't know that one, I don't think. My own favourite is probably the first Sonata quasi una Fantasia. That's not the Mondschein, which is the second SquF, but the one before. Although, of course, the Mondschein itself is marvelous, too, particularly the last part.

    Richard
  4. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    25 Jun '11 20:21
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    I don't know that one, I don't think. My own favourite is probably the first Sonata quasi una Fantasia. That's not the Mondschein, which is the second SquF, but the one before. Although, of course, the Mondschein itself is marvelous, too, particularly the last part.

    Richard
    I think my favourite is the very last one, No. 32 in C minor. The second movement (there are only two) seems to sum up everything Beethoven was trying to say for the previous 30 years. It's profound. After that there follows the Late Quartets, incredibly profound themselves.
  5. 25 Jun '11 20:49
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Can't get enough of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90.
    Ludwig, what are you doing to me?
    I've heard some performanaces. Do you have one to recommend? Horowitz?
  6. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    25 Jun '11 21:23
    Originally posted by badmoon
    I've heard some performanaces. Do you have one to recommend? Horowitz?
    Not really. There are many ways to interpret this, and all are quite valid. So you need to listen to a number of difference performances.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Jun '11 03:21
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    His Ninth makes me nauseous though.
    9th Piano Concerto?
  8. 26 Jun '11 15:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    9th Piano Concerto?
    No. It was a reference joke.
  9. 28 Jun '11 11:50
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    I think my favourite is the very last one, No. 32 in C minor. The second movement (there are only two) seems to sum up everything Beethoven was trying to say for the previous 30 years. It's profound. After that there follows the Late Quartets, incredibly profound themselves.
    I still owe myself a birthday present. Maybe I'll get some of the later Ludwig Van sonatas.

    Richard
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Jun '11 18:22
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    No. It was a reference joke.
    So was mine. Jeez. You actually thought I was serious?
  11. 02 Jul '11 03:42
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    I think my favourite is the very last one, No. 32 in C minor. The second movement (there are only two) seems to sum up everything Beethoven was trying to say for the previous 30 years. It's profound. After that there follows the Late Quartets, incredibly profound themselves.
    My favorite is the Hammerklavier, Opus 106. So different,almost athletic, yet strangely brooding. Not hard to obsess about one particular piece. Lately I'm fixated on Brahms' late chamber works for clarinet. The trio, two sonatas and quintet. Incredible pieces by a master at the top of his game. You can hear echoes of Beethoven's late quartets, especially in the trio.