Conversation: Pianist Jonathan Biss
Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas remain landmarks in music history, works that pianists in every generation have felt the desire, the inspiration, the need to take on.
A new recording by Jonathan Biss is recently out, the first of nine to be released over nine years, that will eventually include the entire cycle. Biss has also written a long essay about the project, titled “Beethoven’s Shadow,” which was released in Amazon’s Kindle Singles series.
I spoke to Biss last week:
A transcript will be posted soon.