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What Makes It Great? Beethoven's
"Appassionata" Sonata

Monday, December 01, 2014  |  7:30pm


Featuring Igal Kesselman, piano

In Beethoven’s time, the Appassionata Sonata was an incredibly radical, cutting-edge, avant-garde work that left most listeners baffled, dazed and confused, yet today the piece has become completely acceptable, mainstream concert fare. How did this happen? How did this wildly radical music get domesticated, and can we rehear this piece as the wildly revolutionary work it was for Beethoven’s contemporaries? Join Rob Kapilow as he explores this iconic masterpiece to see what makes it tick, and what makes it great.




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