The Cathy List 8: Beethoven and his piano

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The Cathy List 8: Beethoven and his piano

‘Der Große Mogul’: ‘Big shot’, that’s what Haydn called Beethoven, not entirely as a compliment. Beethoven had conquered the musical scene in Vienna in the 1790s, thanks in large part to his jaw-dropping abilities as an improviser on the piano, as well as his bold new composing style. Listening to other people play his own […]