The final movement, with its glorious main theme, is given a superb performance. You’ll be smiling throughout.
From the first bars of the first movement, Moderato cantabile molto espressivo, we get an amazing sense of the piano “singing.”
Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd. proudly presents a solo recital with Brooklyn-based virtuoso pianist Beth Levin on Saturday, January 26th at 2:30pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
I know this sonata [Beethoven Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110] well and have never heard it more beautifully performed. It was the favorite sonata of my late husband, American composer Ernst Bacon, who played many of the Beethoven sonatas but, although a pianist, never composed a sonata of his own. My guess is that he felt Beethoven had said it all in this genre. In my opinion, there is nothing in music so profound and transcendent as Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas. And your performance of Op. 110 is deeply moving in every detail.
OMG, that is some absolutely glorious playing, Ms. Levin-shaped, felt, heartbreakingly beautiful.I love it in this arrangement, as well. It sets off the intimacy of your playing so perfectly. Is it contemporary?Exquisite all around. Bookmarked for the ages!!!
Lyrical, spontaneous, and with a quiet sort of urgency if that's possible.