Watch: Stephanie & Saar Plays Beethoven for Their New Album

Stephanie & Saar’s new album Cavatine is coming out on New Focus Recordings on October 16.

Here is a video of one of the tracks, the sublime Cavatine from Beethoven’s Op. 130 String Quartet arranged for piano four-hands by Hugo Ulrich and Robert Wittman.

The video footage was taken at the actual recording session. It gives a window into a moment of exploration in the studio as the duo strived to realize a work that was so intensely personal for Beethoven.  This music of deep longing and lament seems appropriate for our time.

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Cavatine from String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130
Arranged for piano four-hands by Hugo Ulrich & Robert Wittman
DUO Stephanie & Saar, piano
Film by Masataka Suemitsu