144. On the edge of possibility: Beethoven, “Appassionata” Sonata

Often on the edge, in life and music, Beethoven goes to extremes on the piano to show us the extreme depth of his feelings. His Appassionata Sonata is every bit as intense as its name suggests! Listening time 33 mins (podcast 10′, music 23′)

Listen to the whole piece here, played by Maurizio Pollini:

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Thanks to Vanessa Thomas for this episode’s artwork!

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