After 200 years, the power of Beethoven’s most majestic concerto endures.
Jonathan Biss reflects on the enduring majesty of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto in the Fall 2019 edition of Overtones.
"The 'Emperor' turns ... tradition on its head," writes Mr. Biss, a Curtis alumnus and faculty member known for his lifelong study of Beethoven's piano works. Those years of study have left him keenly aware of a signature challenge when performing Beethoven's music, so beloved and widely known by audiences: "How do I capture that quality of wonder, having spent hundreds of hours practicing it overthe past 20 years?" Learn more as Mr. Biss explores his approach to this famed work, before he performs it with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on their upcoming United States tour.
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