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Beethoven Piano Sonata op. 111, John Lill

Beethoven Piano Sonata op. 111, John Lill

When asked to choose his favourite Beethoven Piano Sonata, legendary pianist John Lill chose the last sonata, op. 111.  Two-movement structure Beethoven’s last piano sonata has only two movements (i. Maestoso, ii. Arietta) rather than the more typical three. Lill likens it to Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony; both are utterly complete and substantial, particularly the second...
'On Beethoven'; interview with John Lill

‘On Beethoven’; interview with John Lill

When looking at one of Turner’s paintings, a lady asked the painter, ‘Why do you paint all those colours in the sky; when I look at the sky, I don’t see those colours’. ‘No Madam’, Turner replied, ‘but don’t you wish you could?’. The spiritual For the great pianist John Lill, Turner’s sense of going...
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