Studio Discussion #5

Studio Discussion Five

And now onto a slightly more subtle selection than our last entry ; ) - Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.

Repertoire: Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata

Suggested Recordings:

1. Rachel Barton Pine program notes here 

2. Anne-Sophie Mutter recording here, but any recording is fine!

Assignment:

1. After listening to the first link to Rachel Barton Pine's program notes on the sonata, discuss your thoughts on the importance of speaking/connecting to your audience.

2. What are your overall reactions to the sonata? You may consider the progression of mood and character through the movements, specific characteristics that are Beethoven-esque, comparisons and contrasts to other Beethoven works (sonati, symphonies, chamber works, etc.) - ultimately, you should share any and all observations and thoughts you feel are pertinent, valuable, and/or interesting.

 

Have fun! :)