Academic journal article The Beethoven Journal

Beethoven Hammerklavier Conducted by Parallel Lives. Jon Sakata, Piano

Academic journal article The Beethoven Journal

Beethoven Hammerklavier Conducted by Parallel Lives. Jon Sakata, Piano

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"Beethoven Hammerklavier conducted by Parallel Lives. Jon Sakata, piano." Michael Gardiner and John Latartara, computer processing; Jon Sakata, piano. 38:23. One paragraph of notes in English. Recorded 2004 and 2005 In Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts, on an unidentified piano. ©2006. Centaur CRC 2855. $18.99. Rating: not recommended.

Because it is a fairly accurate description, let me begin by quoting this CD's entire "program notes": "Beethoven Hammerklavier is an attempt to reveal the myriad ways in which Beethoven's Hammerkhvier could be experienced. Operating somewhere between the role of performer, composer, engineer, and analyst, Parallel Lives force Hammerklavier into new configurations. Relying solely on performances by pianist Jon Sakata, Beethoven samples, and ambient recordings made at a conservatory of music, a view of the 'musical work' is documented in all of its stages, from discussion, to the practice room, recording studio and concert hall, to its final configurations with the labyrinthine structures of the software applications that threaten its identity. …

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