Post by Al Eisner Post by Bozo
Several live, free streaming videos coming up of Igor Levit playing all the
LvB piano sonatas ( I heard the 3rd, missed the first two ), and tomorrow
Nicholas Alstaedt playing the complete Bach cello suites.The Musikfest
Berlin are the free ones. You need to sign up for free account.Do not think
these will be archived for later viewing.
These past Musikfest Berlin programs do not show up in their concert
index at all (that is, Levit doesn't), so it may be necessary to catch
them live. Program 4 (including the PathÃ©tique and Tempest) is Sept.
8 (Tuesday), 20:00 (14:00 eastern time in the US); program 5 is Sept. 10.
I just watched program 4, which also included sonatas #11 and #3.
I wasn't all that taken with mucb in the performances. I can't entirely
put my finger on just why, but certainly temp choice was one factor.
(For example, in the PathÃ©tique, I thought the tempos of the last two
movements worked well, but the first movement seemed too fast for me to
really enjoy it.) Maybe LvB called for all of these, I don't know.
By the way, Levit's outfit somehow reminded me that it would be really
nice if I could get a haircut.