Episode 13: Peter Takács

“Luck favors the prepared mind.”

Hailed by the New York Times as "a marvelous pianist," Peter Takács has received First Prize in the William Kapell International Competition, the C.D. Jackson Award for Excellence in Chamber Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, and a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mr. Takács describes how a traversal of the complete Beethoven Sonata cycle takes the performer to the heart of Beethoven's human qualities. He reflects on the performers’ relationship with the musical score, the recording process in the studio, and how to sustain spontaneity, demonstrating by musical examples.

Running time: 18 minutes

Posted on February 2, 2015 .