Conversation: Pianist Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss

By Jeffrey Brown

Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas remain landmarks in music history, works that pianists in every generation have felt the desire, the inspiration, the need to take on.

A new recording by Jonathan Biss is recently out, the first of nine to be released over nine years, that will eventually include the entire cycle. Biss has also written a long essay about the project, titled "Beethoven's Shadow," which was released in Amazon's Kindle Singles series.

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