Spiritual Beethoven For A Happy New Year (op. 111 Arietta)

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...

András Schiff

Alfred Brendel

Rudolf Serkin

Glenn Gould

Maurizio Pollini

Artur Schnabel

And the complete sonata, op. 111—
Mitsuko Ushida
Sviatoslav Richter
Daniel Barenboim

Happy New Year Everybody!