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Sonatas

Sonatas

Beethoven's cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas is one of the pinnacles of the piano literature. A true compendium of piano style, the sonatas range from the ebullient and classical early works, which take their clue from Haydn and Mozart, to the far-reaching and inward-looking late sonatas that were so ahead of their time that no-one understood or even appreciated them at the time. This monumental and unrivaled set of sonatas belongs to the very core of every great pianists' repertoire, and is a vivid reminder of Beethoven's musical credo :
 
Wem meine Musik sich verständlich macht, der muß frei werden von all dem Elend, womit sich die anderen schleppen.

(Whoever gets to know and understand my music, will be freed from all the misery that drags down others.)













 
Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1 (1795)
Joseph Haydn gewidmet
Complete recording by Pfaul, A.
1 Allegro 3:45
2 Adagio 5:46
3 Menuetto - Allegretto 3:23
4 Prestissimo 8:17
Various artists
1 Allegro 3:58 Hensely, M.
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.2 No.2 (1795)
Joseph Haydn gewidmet
Complete recording by Budd, M.
1 Allegro vivace 7:52
2 Largo appassionato 7:09
3 Scherzo - Allegretto 3:35
4 Rondo - Grazioso 7:15
Sonata No.3 in C Major, Op.2 No.3 (1796)
Joseph Haydn gewidmet
Complete recording by Anatone, R.
1 Allegro con brio 10:09
2 Adagio 7:24
3 Scherzo - Allegro 3:16
4 Allegro assai 5:22
Complete recording by Hensely, M.
1 Allegro con brio 8:22
2 Adagio 10:48
3 Scherzo - Allegro 3:40
4 Allegro assai 6:20
Sonata No.4 in E-flat Major, Op.7 (1796-97)
Der Gräfin Anna Margarete von Browne gewidmet
Complete recording by Dejan Sinadinovic
1 Allegro molto e con brio 3:44
2 Largo, con gran espressione 2:30
3 Allegro 4:59
4 Rondo 6:25
Complete recording by Nuccio Trotta
1 Allegro molto e con brio 9:20  
2 Largo, con gran espressione 8:26  
3 Allegro 6:22  
4 Rondo 7:10  
Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1 (1795-97)
Der Gräfin Babette von Keglevics gewidmet
Various artists
1 Molto allegro e con brio 5:44 Assimakopoulos, P.
1 Molto allegro e con brio 5:38 McCarthy, M.
2 Adagio molto 9:37 Assimakopoulos, P.
2 Adagio molto 8:35 McCarthy, M.
Sonata No.6 in F major, Op.10 No.2 (1798)
Der Gräfin Anna Margarete von Browne gewidmet
Complete recording by Breemer, C.
1 Allegro 6:37
2 Allegretto 3:50
3 Presto 4:11
Sonata No.7 in D major, Op.10 No.3 (1798)
Der Gräfin Anna Margarete von Browne gewidmet
Complete recording by Robson, J.
1 Presto 7:54
2 Largo e mesto 10:36
3 Menuetto, Allegro 3:33
4 Rondo, Allegro 5:04
Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 (1789)
Dem Fürsten Carl von Lichnowsky gewidmet
Complete recording by Pascale, T..
1 Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 8:36
2 Adagio cantabile 5:07
3 Rondo: Allegro 4:54
Complete recording by Bertram, J.
1 Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 10:08
2 Adagio cantabile 4:09
3 Rondo: Allegro 5:18
Complete recording by Rochelle, K.
1 Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 10:25
2 Adagio cantabile 6:49
3 Rondo: Allegro 5:18
Various artists
2 Adagio cantabile 5:45 Rebecq, H.
2 Adagio cantabile 5:03 Silva, M.
2 Adagio cantabile 4:27 Simionescu, R.
Sonata No.9 in E major, Op.14 No.1 (1798)
Die Baronin Josefa von Braun gewidmet
Complete recording by Bertram, J.
1 Allegro 6:59
2 Allegretto 3:21
3 Rondo 3:44
Complete recording by Lebenstedt, J.F.
1 Allegro 3:16
2 Allegretto 7:12
3 Rondo 3:31
Complete recording by Rochelle, K.
1 Allegro 6:32
2 Allegretto 3:52
3 Rondo 3:15
Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2 (1798)
Die Baronin Josefa von Braun gewidmet
Complete recording by Bertram, J.
1 Allegro 7:08
2 Andante 5:09
3 Scherzo. Allegro assai 3:57
Complete recording by Renouf, J.
1 Allegro 6:55
2 Andante 5:26
3 Scherzo. Allegro assai 3:44
Complete recording by Hannah Shields
1 Allegro 6:22
2 Andante 6:00
3 Scherzo. Allegro assai 3:18
Sonata No.11 in B flat major, Op.22 (1800)
Dem Grafen von Braun gewidmet
Complete recording by Breemer, C.
1 Allegro con brio 8:36
2 Adagio con molta espressione 8:12
3 Menuetto 3:05
4 Rondo - Allegretto 7:05
Sonata No.12 in A-flat major, Op.26 (1798)
Dem Fürsten Carl von Lichnowsky gewidmet
Complete recording by Richard Pohl
1-4 Sonata Op. 26 (complete) 19:11
Complete recording by Daniel Hoehr
1 Andante con Variazioni 7:38
2 Scherzo: Allegro molto 3:08
3 Marche funebre 6:11
4 Allegro 2:58
Complete recording by Vetter, H.
1 Andante con Variazioni 8:17
2 Scherzo: Allegro molto 3:37
3 Marche funebre 5:00
4 Allegro 3:28
Various artists
1 Andante con Variazioni 7:57 Gardels, C.
4 Allegro 4:01 Kopp, S.
Sonata No.13 in E-flat major, Op.27 No.1 (1801) "Sonata quasi una Fantasia"
Der Fürstin von Lichtenstein gewidmet
Complete recording by Mauro Bertoli
1 Andante 4:55
2 Allegro molto vivace 2:04
3 Adagio con espressione 2:41
4 Allegro vivace 5:24
Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (1801) "Mondschein"
Die Gräfin Giulietta Guicciardi gewidmet
Complete recording by Bisotti, S.
1 Adagio sostenuto 5:54
2 Allegretto 2:08
3 Presto agitato 5:50
Complete recording by Richard Pohl
1-3 Adagio sostenuto-Alegretto-Presto agitato 14:34
Complete recording by Rochelle, K.
1 Adagio sostenuto 8:01
2 Allegretto 2:49
3 Presto agitato 7:02
Various artists
1 Adagio sostenuto 6:05 Brest, D.
1 Adagio sostenuto 5:04 Dukes, C.
1 Adagio sostenuto 5:55 Grant, J.L.
1 Adagio sostenuto 7:14 Kopp, S.
1 Adagio sostenuto 6:43 McCarthy, M.
1 Adagio sostenuto 6:24 Syeles, A.
Sonata No.15 in D major, Op.28 "Pastorale" (1801)
Joseph Edlen von Sonnenfels gewidmet
Complete recording by Karine Gilanyan
1 Allegro 6:38
2 Andante 7:03
3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace 1:58
4 Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 4:56
Complete recording by Renouf, J.
1 Allegro 9:22
2 Andante 6:00
3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace 2:16
4 Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 4:36
Complete recording by Rochelle, K.
1 Allegro 9:32
2 Andante 6:51
3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace 2:58
4 Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 5:37
Various artists
2 Andante 7:17 Castellano, J.
Sonata No.16 in G major, Op.31. No.1 (1801-02)
Complete recording by Breemer, C.
1 Allegro vivace 7:17
2 Adagio grazioso 9:45
3 Rondo - Allegretto 7:35
Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 (1802) "The Tempest"
Complete recording by Bisotti, S.
1 Largo - Allegro 6:49
2 Adagio 8:55
3 Allegretto 8:36
Complete recording by Pfaul, A.
3 Largo - Allegro 9:03
3 Adagio 7:36
3 Allegretto 7:13
Complete recording by Vetter, H.
1 Largo - Allegro 8:28
2 Adagio 5:57
3 Allegretto 8:26
Complete recording by Matthew Wyman
1 Largo - Allegro 6:46
2 Adagio 8:13
3 Allegretto 5:39
Various artists
1 Largo - Allegro 8:13 Anatone, R.
2 Adagio 7:36 Hart, M.
3 Allegretto 6:35 Anatone, R.
3 Allegretto 6:00 Kaidja, L.
3 Allegretto 7:18 Villeneuve, M.
Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op.31 No.3 (1802)
Complete recording by Budd, M.
1 Allegro 08:52
2 Scherzo. Allegretto vivace 05:18
3 Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso 04:34
4 Presto con fuoco 05:12
Various artists
1 Allegro 9:44 Stehlik, B.
Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op.49 No.1
Complete recording by Monica Hart
1 Andante 4:07
2 Rondo: Allegro 3:50
Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op.49 No.2
Complete recording by Breemer, C.
1 Allegro ma non troppo 5:07
2 Tempo di Menuetto 3:44
Various artists
1 Allegro 3:25 Morin-Paul, N.
Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53 (1805) "Waldstein"
Dem Grafen von Waldstein gewidmet
Complete recording by Michael Hawley
1 Allegro con brio 10:53
2-3 Introduzione: Adagio molto - Rondo: Allegretto moderato 13:07
Complete recording by Michael Kaykov
1 Allegro con brio 8:19
2-3 Introduzione: Adagio molto - Rondo: Allegretto moderato 13:00
Complete recording by Felipe Sarro
1 Allegro con brio 11:28
2 Introduzione: Adagio molto 3:34
3 Rondo: Allegretto moderato 11:02
Various artists
1 Allegro con brio 10:30 Kopp, S.
3 Rondo: Allegretto moderato 10:04 Weigl, P.
Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54 (1804)
Complete recording by Anzaldua, A.
1-2 In tempo d'un menuetto - Allegretto 10:55 Anzaldua, A.
 
1 In tempo d'un menuetto 5:28 McKinney, A.
Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 (1804-06) "Appassionata"
Dem Grafen Franz von Brunswick gewidmet
Complete recording by Bisotti, S.
1 Allegro Assai 11:03
2 Andante con moto 6:49
3 Allegro ma non troppo 6:10
Complete recording by Klyuev, I.
1-3 Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 "Appassionata" 21:53
 
1 Allegro assai 9:14 Kopp, S.
3 Allegro ma non troppo 5:21 Kopp, S.
Sonata No.24 in F-sharp major, Op.78 (1809) "A Therese"
Die Gräfin Theresa von Brunswick gewidmet
Complete recording by Martin Malmgren
1-2 Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo 3:48
Sonata No.25 in G major, Op.79 (1809)
Complete recording (2012) by Monica Hart
1 Presto alla tedesca 3:46
2 Andante 2:46
3 Vivace 2:29
Various artists
1 Presto alla tedesca 3:00 Underwood, H.
2 Andante 2:25 Kolarova, G.
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (1809-10) "Les Adieux"
Dem Erzherzog Rudolph gewidmet
Complete recording (2014) by Francois de Larrard
1 Les Adieux 7:12  
2-3 L'Absence, Le Retour 10:05  
Various artists
2 L'Absence 3:53 Harrison, D.
Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90 (1814)
Dem Grafen Lichnowsky gewidmet
Complete recording by Randolph Hokanson
1-2 Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck,
Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen
14:06 Hokanson, R.
Complete recording by Bertoglio, C.
1 Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck 5:20
2 Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen 8:08
Complete recording by Richard Pohl
1 Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck 5:20
2 Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen 8:08
Complete recording by Jason Thomas
1 Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck 6:25
2 Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen 9:15
Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 (1816)
Die Freiin Dorothea Ertmann gewidmet
Complete recording by Goodman, D.
1 Allegretto, ma non troppo 3:34
2 Vivace alla Marcia 5:52
3,4 Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto - Allegro 11:35
Various artists
1 Allegretto, ma non troppo 4:54 Bertazzi, A.
Sonata No.29 in B flat major, Op. 106 (1817-18) "Hammerklavier"
Dem Erzherzog Rudolph gewidmet
Complete recording by Sarara Momokawa
1 Allegro 10:45
2 Assai vivace 2:39
3 Adagio sostenuto 18:07
4 Largo - Allegro - Allegro resoluto 12:12
Sonata No.30 in E major, Op. 109 (1821)
Fraulein Maximiliana Brentano gewidmet
Complete recording by . . .
1 Vivace, ma non troppo  
2 Prestissimo  
3 Gesangvoll, mit innigstem empfindung  
Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Op.110 (1821)
Complete recording by Froschhammer, J.
1 Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo 5:52
2 Allegro molto 2:03
3 Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga 9:22
Various artists
3 Adagio ma non troppo - Arioso dolente 3:38 Brest, D.
1 Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo 6:23 Gardels, C.
Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111 (1821-22)
Complete recording by Francois de Larrard
1 Maestoso; Allegro con brio ed appassionato 8:37
2 Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile 15:51
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