For all of us who love classical music, I thought a nice way to bring in the New Year is with some spiritual Beethoven. Beethoven's Arietta from his last piano sonata, No. 32 in C minor op. 111 is essentially his deep farewell to the instrument that was the center of his life. Here are some links to some great artists performing it, each so personally, so movingly, so beautifully. It's fascinating to compare...
And the complete sonata, op. 111—
Happy New Year Everybody!