Copy of 1986 erster Zyklus sämtlicher Beethoven-Sonaten im Wiener Konzerthaus

1986

First cycle of all Beethoven sonatas in the Vienna Konzerthaus

 
 © Lucas Beck

© Lucas Beck

 
“Anyone who seeks to discover the secret of Beethoven’s artistic universality must, of course, also grapple with Beethoven’s reception. This includes incorrect attributions - starting with the frequently absurd titles that publishers and commentators have given to individual works (the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ should be mentioned as one of many examples) - as well as the work of Beethoven publishers. 39 different complete editions of the 32 piano sonatas have accumulated in my library over the years; and then there are also the valuable facsimile editions of the manuscripts, which can be good guides in cases of doubt: Anyone who sees how Beethoven himself notates a certain passage (or a playing instruction) can usually understand the musical character of this passage better than the reader of any printed edition - even if it is called an ‘urtext’.”
— R.B.
David Skudlik