New MIT piano faculty, Mi-Eun Kim (DMA) explores Beethoven’s middle period with three sonatas and the beloved Andante favori. These pieces capture Beethoven’s interest and interaction with notable piano makers in Vienna, Paris and London who were on the cusp of revolutionizing the technology of piano making and sound production. The program highlights the idea of these works as ‘sibling pieces,’ sharing strong similarities in both form and technique.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Andante favori WoO 57 (1804)
Piano Sonata Op. 53 in C major “Waldstein” (1804)
Piano Sonata Op. 54 in F major (1804)
Piano Sonata Op. 57 in F minor “Appassionata” (1806)
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