This is Beethoven’s 250th birthday year, and former Symphony guest pianist Boris Giltburg is recording all 32 of the great composer’s piano sonatas! His website explains:
“To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, I will be learning and filming all 32 of his sonatas over the coursedevelopment. Giltburg explains: “I will attempt to view each sonata—or most of them, at least—as the highest point of what Beethoven could achieve at that time, which makes every sonata interesting in itself, not only for its position in the cycle.”
Giltburg’s project is probably the most interesting way to celebrate Beethoven’s immense catalog of incredible music this birthday year, and we can’t wait to see the first sonata! You can follow the entire project on his website, Beethoven32.com, or on his YouTube channel!