The Keys to Music podcast continues its survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas by looking at the last eleven, starting with Op. 54 in F, written in 1804.
The later sonatas of Beethoven were regarded right from their first publication as vital, ground breaking additions to the piano repertoire. And the last five, in particular, are still regarded as something of an Everest for pianists, not only technically but also emotionally.
This program uses performances recorded on ABC Classics featuring the pianist Gerard Willems.