Beethoven Chamber Music Concert at Disney Concert Hall 10/9/13

October 9, 2013

I attended at the chamber music concert in Disney Concert Hall yesterday. Except one guest player all of the performers were LA Phil members, and the concert program was All Beethoven, Sextet, Op. 8, String Trio, Op. 9 No. 3, and String Quartet Op. 131. First of all it was an amazing concert! During String Quartet Op. 131 I was thinking Beethoven never heard this music, and that thought gave me tears. Op. 131 has everything human being has. It is tender, sweet, powerful, sad, fun, humor, sublime, grave, melancholic, loving…… All of sections are connected so that the piece is played without pause. Or course it is complex, but we are involved intensely in the music, and we flow as the music moves on. For us pianists we have late sonatas by Beethoven, Op. 101, 106, 109, 110, and 111, to play. But this Op. 131 stands in the very special place.

This weekend I will perform Goldberg Variations in Santa Rosa, CA. I look forward for my 7th journey with Goldberg Variations.

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