YES!!! We DO play Beethoven,Chopin...TOO FAST: The 1816 "Maelzel" Metronome Directions explained

YES!!! We DO play TOO FAST: The 1816 “Maelzel” Metronome Directions explained

Beethoven's 5th: Do we still hear his Message Today?

Beethoven’s 5th: Do we still hear his Message Today?

Beethoven’s fifth symphony is probably the world’s most well-known classical music piece. But are we indeed familiar with the original version? Do we still play his famous symphony today in correlation with the notation Beethoven used? Let’s see if we can reconstruct the master’s intentions here. You may be surprised of the outcome!

Beethoven, Piano Sonata n°3 (1) in Czerny's tempo : Wim Winters, clavichord

Beethoven, Piano Sonata n°3 (1) in Czerny’s tempo : Wim Winters, clavichord

“Beethoven Like You’ve Never Heard Before”, as the title of a popular Beethoven video goes. Perhaps it’s true for this version as well. His Pianosonata n°3, Opus 10/3 in C Major, played according to what Carl Czerny (and Ignaz Moscheles) gave as their tempi.