Friday, February 4, 2011
So today we have Professor Richard Grayson's improvisation on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata in the style of Bela Bartok. I actually featured Bartok playing the Kreutzer Violin Sonata with Szigeti a short while back, so this is perhaps a "rebuttal" of sorts....also this is a chance to add one more Bartok-factoid: Pierre Boulez once remarked that Bartok "possessed a sense of form far closer to Beethoven than to Schoenberg."
Professor Grayson actually has a few Beethoven-themed videos on his Youtube channel but this one is by far my favorite.
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