On preparing for a Beethoven marathon – Finale: Julian Jacobson

As many will know, pianist and piano professor Julian Jacobson has been writing a splendid and very popular guest post series for this blog, focusing on his recent Beethoven marathon where he performed all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in one day – both in London and in Uruguay. This final article is the postlude….

On preparing for a Beethoven Marathon Part 3: Julian Jacobson

Today’s blog is a continuation of concert pianist and teacher Julian Jacobson’s series highlighting the preparations for his forthcoming Beethoven marathon, where he will perform all 32 sonatas in one day.  Here, Julian discusses why he will be performing them all from memory. Why from memory? Why oh why, as I sometimes ask myself when…