In this video, music, dance, literature, and film come together to depict Tolstoy’s novella, The Kreutzer Sonata.
Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata has been the inspiration for art, movies, dance and even a string quartet. I’m drawn to this performance because of the pianist, Katya Apekisheva. I particularly like her technical control and how she doesn’t let any unnecessary body movements distract from her performance of this difficult accompaniment.
5 thoughts on “The Kreutzer Sonata”
I LOVE this piece. It seems to have everything a performer could want to express.
I know Gretchen! I’m working on the first movement now for a performance in the fall. I’m addicted to it!
One of my most memorable experiences was reading the Kreutzer w/a cellist friend in college. I was shocked, SHOCKED that anyone would write an Alberti bass for the RIGHT hand!
What went through my head was something like, “The nerve! You spend 1/2 your life perfecting Alberti bass with the left hand, and then…”
Oh I know… and that’s not all…
Um… er… except that what I meant was the A Major Cello Sonata…
Oops… multi-tasking made me do it!
And I nearly passed up a dinner invitation to log on again and fix my comment.
How obsessive is THAT?
(Dinner was good. I feel better now.) : )