Monday, July 26, 2010
Daniel Barenboim performing the Beethoven piano sonata no. 26, opus 81, "Les adieux." The sonata is one of Beethoven's most challenging sonatas because of the mature emotions that must be conveyed throughout it. It is also the bridge between his middle period and his later period and is considered the third great sonata of the middle period. The last movement is technically very challenging.