On this website, you can follow pianist Yu Kosuge’s challenge of performing all existing compositions by Beethoven with piano.
Now that I finished the recording and cycle of all Beethoven Sonatas, I realized this wasn’t a goal but a new beginning. Every time I play his piece, there is a new discovery, and makes me hungry to learn more about him. So I would like to continue this journey with you and play not only all his solo works, but also chamber music and songs, heading towards Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020. I call this project Beethoven MO-DE.
MO-DE is a Japanese word which describes a “shrine visit” but also means to “pay respect”. In this project I would like to “visit” every piece I play with great respect to Beethoven.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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12 Variations on "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", from Haendel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45 Cello Sonata No 2 in G Minor, Op. 5-2 Cello Sonata ...
Composed by Dai Fujikura. Performed by Yu Kosuge (piano), Philippe Tondre (Oboe), Makoto Yoshida (Clarinet), Rie Koyama (Bassoon), Teunis Van ...
Very passionate colleagues from around the world have gathered for this tour and their personalities and experiences brought so much to the ...
Beethoven MO-De Live 2018