I encountered pianist Jonathan Biss via two musical occasions:
First, I saw him as a participant in a Master Class with pianist Daniel Barenboim. And subsequently I attended a series of lectures by Mr. Biss on the compositional aspects of the 32 sonatas for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.
On my playlist today, Mr. Biss performs three of these sonatas: Numbers 4, 14, and 24.
Jonathan Biss is a knowledgeable and well-trained musician, and he has a fine technique. He is also able to perform areas of the Beethoven sonatas that are sad, tragic, and require great expressiveness.
have a look at the Spotify playlist, and enjoy these masterpieces that were composed during the 1800’s. The music says it all; no further words required..?