“Beethoven takes everything out of you anyway, but to do all of that in one day … it’s a marathon,” she said. “It’s not only that we’re trying to play all the right notes at the right time, but we’re trying to convey all the (emotion) that Beethoven (intends), Beethoven takes your all. You play full out for several hours.”
Quoted by Cathalena Burch in the Arizona Daily Star, Sharon Robinson and Anita Pontremoli’s performance of essentially everything Beethoven ever wrote for piano and cello was everything one could imagine, and perhaps a little more.
At the beginning of the second concert, half way through the marathon, the stage lights wouldn’t go on due to some computer problems. So Sharon and Anita shared some questions and answers with the audience, a few hand signals with the control room, and a lot of fun.