Gelber’s Beethoven

I listened to the classical radio station in my area this morning. And pianist Bruno Leonardo Gelber was playing the Appassionata Sonata by Beethoven. I was very impressed with his playing, and particularly enjoyed the second movement.

Our society is always in a hurry. Music requires an opportunity to listen in contemplation if we are to acquire what the composer intended.

Mr. Gelber was able to show me some subtle new things in this well-known music, because he played it somewhat slower.

Mr. Gelber was born in Argentina in 1941, and he studied with the same teacher who taught Martha Argerich.

Enough said…

Here is Mr. Gelber, performing the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata:

And here is pianist Daniel Barenboim, performing the piano concerto #4 by Beethoven:









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