The last Schnabel concert today. For finale he played the Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Opus 111 … The strange, glittering tones shot flames - a translation into the spheres; the heavens opened almost as in the Ninth. Then a return. But a return after Heaven has been assured. Clear - consoling - good - that is what this music is.
Thank you, Schnabel!
- Käthe Kollwitz
To mark the centenary year of the composer's death, over seven Sundays in 1927 Artur Schnabel played the complete cycle of Beethoven's thirty-two sonatas in a single sequence at Berlin's Volksbühne