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!


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! :)