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Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great?® Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata


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Through his entertaining concert presentations, commentaries on NPR’s Performance Today and PBS NewsHour, books, and CDs, Rob Kapilow brings the joy and wonder of classical music—and unravels some of its mysteries—to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no. 21 in C Major, known as the Waldstein, has become an iconic masterpiece universally regarded as one of the greatest piano sonatas ever written. Join Kapilow and pianist Hye-Jin Kim for a spellbinding discussion and performance of the piece that will allow you to once again hear this work as the cutting-edge, radical composition it was for Beethoven’s contemporaries.

[Rob Kapilow] leaps into the void dividing music analysis from appreciation and fills it with exhilarating details and sensations.

New York Times

If you think you don’t like classical music, you haven’t met Rob Kapilow. He’s as lively as a top-flight sports announcer and as entertaining as a stand-up comedian. But he’s also got substance in spades.

Kansas City Star

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