A Beethoven Odyssey Launch - 1-6-2013
British pianist James Brawn launched his Beethoven Odyssey at Forsyths music store in Manchester, England. Over the next few years James is recording all Beethoven's piano sonatas for American label MSR Classics. The Odyssey encompasses the sonatas, concerts and events that will culminate in 2027 with Beethoven's bicentenary.
In the piano showroom at Forsysths, James Brawn tries out a Steinway that is over 100 years old.
A Schimmel piano, with keys using old natural material.
James with Pete Smith, Forsyths store manager.
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