ITL #8: #Beethoven250?

After catching up on some long overdue housekeeping items, Chris and Sridhar discuss Daniel Barenboim’s marathon performances and masterclasses on Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, the issue of tempo and tempo relations in Beethoven interpretations, Beethoven as a cusp composer, and yes, #Beethoven250.

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“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

Steve Waugh, Australian cricketing legend

Steve Waugh’s perfect day against England

McMurdo Station in Antarctica

“Absolutely on Music” – reading for the Impolite to Listen bookclub

Haruki Murakami

Seiji Ozawa

Chopin Piano Competition

A young Maurizio Pollini at the Chopin Competition

Daniel Barenboim

Barenboim’s interview on 60 Minutes

Barenboim Beethoven masterclasses – BBC documentary

Playlist of Barenboim’s full masterclass videos (Made by Sridhar)

Playlist of Barenboim’s performances of all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-Sharp Minor (“Moonlight”)

Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 17 in D Minor (“The Tempest”)

Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 21 in C Major (“Waldstein”)

Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 32 in C Minor (the one with the boogie-woogie)

Beethoven Symphony no. 7 on theremin

Glenn Gould on Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto 

Glenn Gould’s brilliant thoughts on Beethoven & his performance of the 17th Piano Sonata

Glenn Gould – Beethoven Variations on a Theme in C Minor

Octatonic Scale

Leonard Bernstein’s final concert – Beethoven 7 at Tanglewood

The hot mess that is #Beethoven250 on Twitter

We blame #Beethoven250

Barenboim plays Adios Muchachos

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