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Of Note for Thursday, July 23, 2015: Jonathan Biss Dissects Beethoven's "Appasionata"

The depth of Jonathan Biss’s musical talent extends beyond the piano keyboard: in the liner notes for his latest recording of Beethoven sonatas, he demonstrates his intricate knowledge of the pieces on the album. “The ‘Appassionata’ defies any and all comparisons,” he says. “It is a one-off, an unrepeatable force of nature which probably shouldn’t be repeated even if it could be, so overwhelming is its power…at every turn, the work reveals the freakish architectural acuity of its author.” Biss channels his intellectual assessment of this piece through a fiery performance; experience its power on Thursday’s program.  

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