Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludvig Van Beethoven actually intended for his pieces to be played a lot faster but no orchestra could manage it so they had to slow it down. Here is moonlight sonata 3rd movement played in the original intended tempo. Simply amazing.

Recording in Beethovensaal, Hannover Germany, Dec 2009. Wilhelm Kempff recorded Beethoven cycle in the very same hall.

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1. joeman 2 years ago

Words that come to mind...
Wow, thanks Snotr!

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2. rufinus 2 years ago

Its LudWig not Ludvig ... just saying..

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3. MakeTnotWar 2 years ago

Played by Valentina Lisitsa. A version with better audio quality in her official channel:

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4. havix1 2 years ago

WOW how dose she keep her fingers going at that speed for nearly 7 min.

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5. IDK399 2 years ago

From someone who avoids classical music like the plague, this was beautiful, got a weird high off it. Now I'll go wash the stench of aristocracy off my ears, but after I replay it a couple of times :)

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6. Judge-Jake 2 years ago

Man takes son to a piano teacher "Okay I'll pay £20 an hour but how do I know you're any good" 7 minutes later man says to Valentina "Like I said I'll pay £200 an hour I'll pick him up at six. >:)

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8. Romi 2 years ago

Nice, but i still prefer Glenn Gould's version:
The themes stick out better.

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9. Threeme2189 2 years ago

Holeeeeey sh!t :O :O :O

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10. jackDjohnson 2 years ago

Had to have been doing some kind of speed or blow back then to write some shit that fast...

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11. Transilvan 2 years ago

What do you mean by: No orchestra managed to play it that fast? It is a solo piano sonata, no orchestra involved at all. And there are other recordings which are as fast as this one. So nothing uncommon here.

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12. ibrahimde 2 years ago

Lovely greetings from Hannover... My City <3