European countries have chosen to prohibit get-togethers due to the coronavirus. Schools, bars, museums and concert halls are closed. Some cities in Germany plan to close public transportation to prevent the spread of the disease. These safety measures are expected to affect musicians; however, Igor Levit, a Russian-German pianist who lives in Berlin, shared his music online using Twitter. He played an impromptu rendition of Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata Op. 53.

Levit said to his online listeners, “Let’s bring the house concert into the 21st century!” His 25-minute piano recital received over 6,000 likes and 1,500 retweets. Aside from Levit, the Staatsoper Opera House and the Philharmonie Berlin Orchestra also demonstrated their music using the internet.