Episode 4: In our final part, pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont explains why Beethoven was an early 'indie' musician and a rebel -- one of the keys to understanding why he is still adored today.
Episode 3: Here we get to the core issue about recording Beethoven's music which has already been recorded many times before. Pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont plays short "before and after" samples -- the traditional way Beethoven has been performed vs his fresh interpretation. Watch here, or in a larger size with English and Czech subtitles on YouTube.
Episode 2: Recording Beethoven isn't as easy as it looks. The musician must find a studio that understands the artist; and then, the piano that Beethoven composed for was completely different from the instruments today ... find out more here.
Episode 1: Pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont describes Beethoven's distinct style evolutions you can listen out for, and Pierre's "Beethoven's Evolutions" recording project.
Introduction: Beethoven's Czech Connections. Watch in larger size or select Czech subtitles on YouTube.
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