Keys to Music podcast: Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, Episode 2

ABC Classics
Aug 4, 2016 · 1 min read

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.

Download the podcast from iTunes here, or listen on Soundcloud below.

Listen to the performances of the Beethoven piano sonatas featured on the podcast on iTunes here.

Beethoven in 1804, when he wrote his Op.54 Piano Sonata

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