Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March" - I. Grave – Doppio movimento

Composition of the Day 2014.03.22 09:00

"In 1980 a controversy arose among members of the jury about a 22-year-old contestant, the Yugoslav pianist Ivo Pogorelić and his openly provocative style of interpretation and behavior on the stage. The jury divided into two groups: those who found his playing unacceptable, and those who were enthusiastic or at least approving of his performance, most notably Martha Argerich, Paul Badura-Skoda and Nikita Magaloff. Finally, when Pogorelić did not reach the final fourth stage, Martha Argerich left the jury, announcing that she felt ashamed for having taken part in the judging process. This followed the resignation of another member of the jury (Louis Kentner) who resigned because of his disapproval of the assessment."

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