Today in Music – Beethoven’s Birthday!

In the words of  Monty Python “And Now for Something Completely Different”! Today in Music – on this date in 1770  Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. So here is some Classical morning music from Beethoven, his composition “Moonlight” Sonata op 27 # 2 Mov 3 performed by. ValentinaLisitsa

After watching this incredible performance, I went to Wikipedia for some background on Valentina:

Valentina Lisitsa (Ukrainian: Валентина Лисиця, translit. Valentyna Lysytsya,) is a (Ukrainian-born) classical pianist (now residing in North Carolina in the USA).[1][2] Lisitsa is among the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube;[3] that made her become known as “the Justin Bieber of classical music”.[4] Lisitsa did follow an unusual path to success, launching her career via social media, without initially signing to a tour promoter or record company.[3][4] Continue reading 

Recorded in Beethovensaal, Hanover Germany, Dec 2009. Wilhelm Kempff recorded Beethoven cycle in the very same hall. You can check out more of her videos – here