Snooze Button #624 09 Oct 2009

Bonus Piano Friday! All Beethoven! In this pre-Thanksgiving show, I’m giving thanks for Beethoven and the piano. The ever-popular “Fur Elise” to begin (or should that be “Therese”: listen to learn more); one of the op. 33 Bagatelles; Sonata #24 in F# Major - one of Beethoven’s own favourites; the concluding three movements of the “Pastorale” symphony in Franz Liszt’s arrangement for piano solo; to conclude Alfred Brendel plays the “Five Variations on ‘Rule Brittania’”.