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Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

With Lectures and Performances

Beethoven's Early Period - Piano Sonatas 1-6
Livestream from June 14, 2021 - July 6, 2021
(Series to be continued in August)

Mark Salman presented five lectures via livestream on the first six piano sonatas from Beethoven's early period (1792-1802). Mr. Salman discussed:

  • The work's origins

  • Its place among Beethoven's sonatas and other works

  • What makes each sonata unique 

  • In-depth analysis of the form and construction of each sonata

  • Insights into performance and interpretative issues


Following each lecture was be a performance of the discussed sonata(s), previously video-recorded in Mr. Salman's studio. 

For those unable to attend live, the links to lectures and performances are available on the website for continued viewing.


  • Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
    Introduction, and Sonata No. 1 in F Minor Op. 2#1

  • Saturday, June 19, 7:30 pm
    Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2#2, and Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2#3

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
    Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
    Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10#1

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
    Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10#2

  • The series will be continued in August. Stay tuned for details.


View the livestreams and performances from here or by using the "View Lectures / Performance" button below.

Performance videos will be available the day prior to the related lecture.

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Suggested donation of $20 per session.

Beethoven in 1796, age 29

Beethoven in 1796, age 26

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