Beethoven's Sonatas No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, 1st Movement
Daniel Shapiro will discuss Beethoven's mighty "Hammerklavier" Sonata, Op. 106, perhaps his "magnum opus" for piano. He will attempt to give a sense of the meaning and character of the work as a whole. He will also traverse the piece in some detail, sharing ideas about form and expression. He will also give some suggestions for approach, study and practice. It is strongly recommended that viewers have their own score of the work, with measure numbers, to following along with.