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Full of tragic power, the sonata is arguably Beethoven’s darkest and most aggressive work.
The esoteric text at its center is a sonata in three movements that was purchased in turn-of-the-century Prague by an antiquities dealer who passed it down to his daughter, Otylie Bartošová.
As time progressed her compositions gained in physicality and starkness, so that the final sonata (which is among those played), consists of an all-out assault of chromatic clusters.
Was this why, in 1801, Beethoven, as his musical style celebrated the powers of Enlightenment Reason, ended up dedicating his Opus 28 piano sonata to the book’s author, Joseph von Sonnenfels ?
Why did Serkin, a lifelong Mozartean, not record a single Mozart piano sonata during his four decades with Columbia?
The festival concludes with piano interpretations of four of the six piano sonatas Ustvolskaya composed between 1947 and 1988.
Despite these challenges, the sonatas triumphed, reaching across a century to give vivid insight into a man whose musical influence is, even now, all around us.
After listening to 10 minutes of a Mozart sonata, test subjects scored higher on a spatial reasoning test than those who did the tests after listening to a monotone voice, Alix Spiegel reported for NPR in 2010.
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