1. We visited pianist Jonathan Biss in his home for talk about Beethoven Sonatas, how he came to play the piano, and the pleasure of performing with his mother.

    Listen to Biss and his mother Miriam Fried, “a glorious combination,” perform at 92Y on Nov 2.

  2. Y Beethoven? This is Why Beethoven, according to Shai Wosner, Orli Shaham, Julien Labro, Jonathan Biss, Benjamin Hochman and Jenny Lin.

    “It’s not been possible to be a composer since 1827,” Biss told us, “without having something to say about Beethoven, like it or not.”

    We want to hear from you, too. Tell us, Why Beethoven? We’ll feature your comments on our Tumblr and Twitter, using the hashtag #YBeethoven.

    The brilliant Hagen Quartet brings the complete Beethoven cycle to 92Y in November.