Downloading Beethoven

Stumbled across a thoroughly impressive classical music blog.

Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata score

On the strength of the post on Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, I bought a recording by Jeno Jando, who I learn is one of the few who plays the rhythm correctly. Though of course I love the Moonlight (sonata number 14), I’m loving the whole record, especially the Adagio from the Pathetique (number 8). When I was little my mother used to play it; I could hear it from down the hall while I was falling asleep. It’s the single most reassuring, comforting, peaceful piece of music I know.

I got it from Amazon’s new mp3 store, by the way, which I think is pretty darn good. Their selection is not bad at all for a new store. I just wish you could choose aac, not just mp3.

Magnatune also carries a limited but excellent selection of recordings, available at very high quality.

Welcome back into my life, Ludwig! I’ve missed you.

2 Responses to “Downloading Beethoven”

  1. Roni

    Thank you, Jessi, and thanks for your comment on the blog also. Hopefully, I will be posting more often soon.

    All the best!

  2. Jessi

    Hooray, Roni! Meanwhile I’ll catch up with your previous posts. The care and work you put in assembling images and sound clips amazes me. The music notations and audio, in addition to your informed analysis, make your articles so compelling.