Wednesday, 6 February 2008
HOT: Daniel Barenboim Beethoven Piano Sonata Series (Concert 4), Royal Festival Hall
OH MY GOD. Never in my life have I heard the Appassionata played like tonight. The whole audience collectively held its breath as he brought the passion, drama and intensity of the sonata to life in the most awesome mastery of the work. Barenboim knew that it was a great performance as well, getting up grinning and waving to the crowd like an Olympic gold medalist. This performance is one that will go down in history - and probably will never be repeated again.