Beethoven op. 106

von Arnaud Stigliani
«In many ways, the essence of Beethoven has very little to do with the Zeitgeist of this period of time today—where ‘controversy’ has become a dirty word, where we want everything to be smooth, to be accepted by everybody. Beethoven’s music, and the indications that he gives in the performance of his music, are totally alien to this. It is about the necessity to push yourself to the limit.» Daniel Barenboim
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