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Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas
by Robert Taub
Taub, a noted concert pianist who has played and recorded the entire cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas, offers his wealth of knowledge about this body of music that many musicians consider the composer's greatest works. First, he discusses what he has learned from Beethoven's own writing and autograp
Paperback, 258 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Amadeus Press
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The Introduction to Tovey's Edition of the Beethoven Sonatas begins: "The Pianoforte Sonatas of Beethoven must always be among the choicest possessions of all who love music and especially of those who make music their main object and study." Robert Taub is a performer and scholar -- he serves as artist-in-residence at Princeton University who has performed frequently and recorded the cycle of Beethoven's 32 sonatas. He has written an excellent if difficult book offering the insights of a perfor ...more