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The Beethoven Project

A project in Boston, MA by Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata

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We will record Beethoven Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin using period instruments. The first of 4 CDs. BEETHOVEN IN HIS TRUE COLORS!
Backers: 157
Average Pledge Per Backer: $113

Funded: $17,726 of $16,000
Dates: Mar 26th -> May 1st (36 days)
Project By: Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata
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Latest News

The Beethoven Project: The Final Showdown

April 29th - via:
Photography by James Doyle This has been a crazy and awesome ride. We are approaching our deadline –12:00 AM, May 1 – and we are 90% of the way there! We are so close to achieving our Kickstarter initiative! However, if we do not get there, we... (Read More)

The Rise of a Hero – Part Two: Program Notes by Susanna Ogata

April 28th - via:
Susanna concludes her two-part series with notes on the second work of the recording: the epic and majestic “Kreutzer” Sonata of Beethoven. “Among the many virtuosi of one kind or the other passing through Vienna, a particularly interesting man... (Read More)

The Rise of a Hero – Part One: Program Notes by Susanna Ogata

April 27th - via:
Susanna initiates the first of a two-part series with her notes on the recording’s first work: the turbulent Sonata No. 4 for Fortepiano and Violin by Beethoven.  “let some unfortunate be comforted that he has found one like himself who, in the... (Read More)

Mechanics Hall, here we come... Reflections by Jesse Lewis

April 25th - via:
Jesse Lewis, three-time Grammy Award winner, is our recording engineer and producer for The Beethoven Project.  We're excited to have Jesse on our team for this project! We asked Jesse to talk about our venue, Mechanics Hall, as our recording... (Read More)

The Fortepiano for The Beethoven Project: An Interview with Tim Hamilton

April 24th - via:
An Interview with Tim Hamilton, Fortepiano Owner and Master Piano Conservator The fortepiano Ian is performing on for this project was built by Paul McNulty in 2000. It is modeled after the Walther and Sohn pianos of the early 1800s. Tim Hamilton,... (Read More)

2 Weeks Left – Carpe Diem!

April 16th - via:
We're halfway through our campaign – ending on April 30!  We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming support that people have shown thus far.  Every dollar contributed has gotten us that much closer to making this unique recording possible.... (Read More)

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