Beethoven - Piano Sonatas No 21 "Waldstein" and No 31, Op 110
with Stephen Kovacevich
Stephen Kovacevich's international reputation as a pianist has been built both on his concert appearances, renowned for their thoughtfulness and creative intensity, and on the highly acclaimed recordings he has made throughout his career.
He is considered as one of the most searching interpreters of the core classical repertoire and he has won great admiration for his recordings of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Chopin.
In 2003, he recorded the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, earning the distinction "Choc" from the French leading magazine Le Monde de la musique, and also a "Diapason d'or." As expected, he dedicates this masterclass to the Piano Sonata No. 21 called the Waldstein Sonata as a reference to the count Ferdinand von Waldstein friend and protector of the composer, and also to the Piano Sonata No. 31.
In partnership with The Masterclass Media Foundation Archives, which provides a valuable educational resource in order to perpetuate musical passion and knowledge from one generation to another. [MMF030]