Music: March 2010 Archives

Why you've never really heard the "Moonlight" Sonata. - By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine

Pianos have changed since Beethoven's day. A visit to the Franklin Historic Piano Collection in Ashburnham, Mass., and audio of the "Moonlight" and "Appassionata" sonatas and works by Brahms and Debussy on contemporary pianos, compared to the same works played on a modern Steinway.