Thirty years ago, Rudolf Buchbinder went into a studio to record all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. Now age 65, Buchbinder has recently released another recording of the sonatas, but this time, created from live performances he gave at the Dresden Semperoper. "The Sonata Legacy," a 9-CD box set, is on the SONY CLASSICAL label, and is our CD Pick of the Week starting December 26, 2012. Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton spoke with Mr. Buchbinder about why he prefers making live performance recordings, and why he owns some three-dozen editions of the Beethoven sonatas. He also offers his own recipe for how to practice playing trills on the piano.
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