Beethoven’s piano sonatas
2020 will see the whole world widely celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The festival Vīnes Klasika (Vienna Classics) and the outstanding pianist Arta Arnicāne will also be offering a special programme dedicated to the piano sonatas of the famous Vienna classic. Interestingly, the fantastic symphonic master used the genre of the piano sonata as a creative laboratory in which innovative exploration was intertwined with deeply personal expression. A total of 32 examples of the genre appear Beethoven’s total body of work – the first sonatas came to life in the late 18th century while the last were written shortly before his death, starkly exposing the composer’s stylistic metamorphosis and the zeitgeist.
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonatas No. 25, 5, 6, 7, 26
Arta Arnicāne, piano