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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+30 1. joeman commented 3 years ago

Words that come to mind...
Wow, thanks Snotr!
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+17 2. rufinus commented 3 years ago

Its LudWig not Ludvig ... just saying..
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+10 3. MakeTnotWar commented 3 years ago

Played by Valentina Lisitsa. A version with better audio quality in her official channel:
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+10 4. havix1 commented 3 years ago

WOW how dose she keep her fingers going at that speed for nearly 7 min.
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+8 5. IDK399 commented 3 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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+4 6. Judge-Jake commented 3 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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+2 7. castbreeder commented 3 years ago

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-1 8. Romi commented 3 years ago

Nice, but i still prefer Glenn Gould's version:
The themes stick out better.
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+2 9. Threeme2189 commented 3 years ago

Holeeeeey sh!t :O :O :O
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+1 10. jackDjohnson commented 3 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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+2 11. Transilvan commented 3 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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+2 12. ibrahimde commented 3 years ago

Lovely greetings from Hannover... My City <3