Thursday, May 13, 2010

Climbing a Masterwork


Beethoven: Piano Sonata #21 in C, Op. 53 "Waldstein"


Richard Helmer

performed live at Church of Our Saviour
Mill Valley, California

May 8, 2010


The Waldstein has been my small mountain for a while now. And sometimes, you just have to climb those small mountains, even if you're not sure you're ready.

It was a blessing to play this for such a sympathetic and loving audience. There is more work to be done, but I feel grateful to have gotten this far with this immortal masterwork.

Herr Beethoven keeps me hard at it!

Photo from the performance by Terry Peck
Grotrian piano provided by JB Piano, San Rafael, California


2 comments:

Rob Droste said...

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R said...

Thanks, Rob, for stopping by! See you soon. . .