Beethoven. The Birth and Rebirth of Brera
According to German philosopher and composer Theodor W. Adorno, Beethoven’s work disproves the contention that commonly reaffirms the primacy of philosophy over music. With Beethoven, music does not merely spark a reflection, it can also trigger a more complex system of thought.
In this perspective, the Sonatas for piano and violin enrich the fifth dialogue proposed by the museum, entitled New Perspectives on the 18th Century. Pompeo Batoni and Milan. The music accompanies the interaction between Pompeo Batoni’s Madonna and Child with St. Joseph, St. Zachary, St. Elisabeth and the Young St. John the Baptist owned by the Pinacoteca di Brera and other works by the same artist from collections and sites outside the city.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for piano and violin no.2 in A major Op.12 no.2 (1797/8)
Sonata for piano and violin no.4 in A minor Op.23 (1801)
Sonata for piano and violin no.10 in G major Op.96 (1810)
Pavel Berman, violin
Clive Britton, piano