#BacktoBeethoven Project Videos
Statement of Yury Revich
I have been occupied with Beethoven’s music for many years.
I am especially conscious of the period way of playing and the need to respect the wishes of the composer and the tools he used to compose his timeless music.
I believe that in returning to the original settings and replicating the way Beethoven composed those sonatas using a Hammerklavier (Fortepiano) makes a significant aesthetic and musical difference.
In such a historically correct context, the Hammerklavier and violin merge in a single organic synergy sound wave which creates a unique experience of an “orchestra- like” sound.
This also helps to understand the symphonic thinking of Beethoven when he was composing the sonatas.