Boris Giltburg plays Beethoven
“Even though I had been playing Beethoven since I was a child, I feel I’ve only really started to discover him over the past months, as I embarked on a journey to learn and film all 32 sonatas over the course of 2020.
Before that, it would have been easy for me to write: Beethoven in the isolation of deafness; Beethoven the grimly scowling, defiant as fate comes knocking at the door… Hard to think of another composer whose image would better relate to us at present, when times darken around, and an unseen threat forces us, too, into tightening isolation.”

Boris Giltburg,

2020 is the year of Beethoven! In order to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday, 2013 First Laureate Boris Giltburg is learning and recording all 32 Beethoven Piano sonatas:

Introducing Beethoven 32 | Learning to play all Beethoven sonatas in a year |

Beethoven: Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.2, No.2

Beethoven: Sonata No.4 in E-flat major, Op.7

Beethoven: Sonata No.6 in F major, Op.10 No.2

Beethoven: Sonata No.7 in D major, Op.10 No.3

Beethoven: Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, "Pathétique"

Relive the performances of Piano 2021
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