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SotD: Appassionata · Formally, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, by Ludwig van Beethoven. The name “Appassionata” was attached not by Ludwig but by a music publisher ten years after his death. But it’s stuck because well, the music is really passionate; soft and intimate then loud and fast. It’s usually the highlight of any concert where it’s performed. I heard someone say on the radio once, about Beethoven: “Maybe not the best melodist or orchestrator to have ever composed, but unique in creating the feeling that each successive note is absolutely the only one that could possibly have been chosen.” This is like that ...
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