I know, that's really you Pete, right?
Beethoven - Yes, I have played through some of the popular sonatas. I don't always like every movement so only play the ones I like. But there are probably many, many parts of sonatas I have never seen, let alone played, so I'd be interested in learning which movements of various sonatas you and the others like. Or, if there are smaller works of Beethoven, like the Ecossaise that are just plain fun to play and won't kill me.
Sorry to dissapoint, it's not me. But
it's a perfect example of why you will never hear me sing!
I can't play the Pathetique with a straight face after that movie. (Kind of an inside joke.)
Monica, try his first sonata in F minor. It's not technically demanding (relatively speaking). To be sure, it has its difficulties!
If you don't have a complete Beethoven Sonatas (recording or sheet music) get one (Schenker or Urtext editions for the Sonatas, not the free-domain copies) , you don't know what you're missing!