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historic musical bits: Claudio Arrau Beethoven “Waldstein”

Claudio Arrau Beethoven “Waldstein” (Full)

Emil Gilels plays Beethoven: Piano sonata nº21 in C major op_53 “Waldstein”

From Wikipedia:  Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, known as the Waldstein, is one of the three most notable sonatas of his middle period beside the Appassionata, Op. 57, and Les Adieux, Op. 81a. Completed in summer 1804 and surpassing Beethoven’s previous piano sonatas in its scope, the “Waldstein” is a key early work of Beethoven’s ‘Heroic’ decade (1803-1812) and set a standard for piano composition in the grand manner. Continue reading