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  1. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    http://www.operanorth.co.uk/events/fidelio/

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
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  2. Blog 2

    I tackled the development of Beethoven's Op.14 No.2. The triplet semi-quavers against regular semi-quavers are not as difficult as I had first envisaged. I've got up to bar eight in my transcription of Berio's 'Leaf'. That is a difficult task!

    I was thinking of the first three Beethoven sonatas (Op.2) The third in the set (C major) is monumental compared with the previous two! There are extended passages that look and sound like Chopin studies. Schnabel's recording takes all the early
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