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NOTATIONS: A composer's response to crisis
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Op. 53 and Op. 110

In 1802, Beethoven faced the prospect of deafness. This would prove to be one of his greatest personal challenges. But instead of causing defeat, this crisis triggered a season of transcendent creativity that changed the course of music history.

In this DVD, celebrated pianist Mia Chung takes us through two of Beethoven’s greatest solo piano works—Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”) and Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110. Chung explores the innovations of Beethoven’s genius in the face of enormous obstacles.

Through detailed demonstration and performance, Chung walks us through these monumental works and shows us how Beethoven redefined the genre. This DVD will change the way you experience Beethoven.

  • Performances of Piano Sonatas Op. 53 and Op. 110
  • In-depth discussion and demonstration of works
  • Optional commentary track for performances

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