piano sonatas of Beethoven
“The Well-Tempered Clavier” is probably the most perfect piece in the history of music: two cycles of 24 preludes and fugues in all existing keys. The first Prelude in C major can be picked up on the piano by almost anyone, but then the cycle gradually becomes more and more difficult. And more interesting.
The Brandenburg Concerts are both a large-scale and compact cycle of six chapters from 10 to 20 minutes long. Six completely different concerts, united by purely Bach’s joy of life. Continue reading