Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier Sonata” in B-flat major, Opus 106, is one of the core works regarding tempo research. Its original metronome markings were questioned already in the 19th century. It is all the more significant that one of the most authoritative Beethoven interpreters of the 19th century, Franz Liszt, indicated the duration of the Sonata in a private letter: “presqu’une heure” – almost an hour. This duration – together with in-depth research on historical editions of the work – is the basis and inspiration of Bernhard’s interpretation.
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Sonate für das Hammerklavier op. 106
- English and German Introductions
- Bonus: Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous “Für Elise” in two different interpretations