Piano Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53
"Waldstein"

  1. 1) Allegro con brio

    10.49

  2. 2) Introdizione (Adagio molto)

    3.18

  3. 3) Rondo (Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo)

    9.30

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57
"Appassionata"

  1. 4) Allegro assai

    9.07

  2. 5) Andante con moto

    6.17

  3. 6) Allegro ma non troppo

    5.11

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat, Op. 81a
"Les adieux"

  1. 7) Das Lebewohl (Adagio – Allegro)

    6.43

  2. 8) Die Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)

    4.01

  3. 9) Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)

    5.21

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2
"Moonlight"

  1. 1) Adagio sostenuto

    5.41

  2. 2) Allegretto

    2.39

  3. 3) Presto

    7.16

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat, Op. 7

  1. 4) Allegro molto e con brio

    8.07

  2. 5) Largo, con gran espressione

    8.05

  3. 6) Allegro

    5.15

  4. 7) Rondo (Poco allegretto e grazioso)

    7.00

Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat, Op. 22

  1. 8) Allegro con brio

    7.24

  2. 9) Adagio con molto espressione

    6.59

  3. 10) Menuetto

    3.17

  4. 11) Rondo (Allegretto)

    6.29

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1

  1. 1) Allegro

    3.55

  2. 2) Adagio

    4.45

  3. 3) Menuetto (Allegretto)

    4.03

  4. 4) Prestissimo

    4.57

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2, No. 2

  1. 5) Allegro vivace

    6.52

  2. 6) Largo appassionato

    6.19

  3. 7) Scherzo (Allegretto)

    3.02

  4. 8) Rondo (Grazioso)

    7.02

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2, No. 3

  1. 9) Allegro con brio

    10.19

  2. 10) Adagio

    7.06

  3. 11) Scherzo (Allegro)

    3.16

  4. 12) Allegro assai

    5.30

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
“Pathétique”

  1. 1) Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

    8.56

  2. 2) Adagio cantabile

    5.16

  3. 3) Rondo (Allegro)

    4.52

Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1

  1. 4) Allegro molto e con brio

    5.35

  2. 5) Adagio molto

    7.55

  3. 6) Finale (Prestissimo)

    4.30

Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op. 10, No. 2

  1. 7) Allegro

    8.48

  2. 8) Allegretto

    4.43

  3. 9) Presto

    4.06

Piano Sonata No.7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3

  1. 10) Presto

    7.14

  2. 11) Largo e mesto

    9.19

  3. 12) Menuetto (Allegro)

    2.42

  4. 13) Rondo (Allegro)

    4.19

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G, Op. 31, No. 1

  1. 1) Allegro vivace

    6.33

  2. 2) Adagio grazioso

    11.48

  3. 3) Rondo allegretto

    7.10

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2
“The Tempest”

  1. 4) Largo - Allegro

    9.00

  2. 5) Adagio

    8.00

  3. 6) Allegretto

    6.37

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat, Op. 31, No. 3
“The Hunt”

  1. 7) Allegro

    7.48

  2. 8) Scherzo (Allegretto vivace)

    5.06

  3. 9) Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso)

    4.29

  4. 10) Presto con fuoco

    4.59

Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26

  1. 1) Andante con Variazioni

    7.59

  2. 2) Scherzo (Allegro molto)

    2.42

  3. 3) Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe

    6.09

  4. 4) Allegro

    3.41

Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 27, No. 1

  1. 5) Andante – Allegro – Tempo I

    5.01

  2. 6) Allegro molto e vivace -

    1.55

  3. 7) Adagio con espressione -

    2.58

  4. 8) Allegro vivace – Tempo I – Presto

    5.43

Piano Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28
“Pastoral”

  1. 9) Allegro

    10.12

  2. 10) Andante

    6.10

  3. 11) Scherzo (Allegro vivace)

    2.22

  4. 12) Rondo (Allegro, ma non troppo)

    4.34

Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op. 90

  1. 13) Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

    5.35

  2. 14) Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

    7.36

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14, No. 1

  1. 1) Allegro

    7.03

  2. 2) Allegretto

    3.22

  3. 3) Rondo (Allegro comodo)

    3.15

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14, No. 2

  1. 4) Allegro

    7.00

  2. 5) Andante

    5.53

  3. 6) Scherzo (Allegro assai)

    3.41

Piano Sonata No. 22 in F, Op. 54

  1. 7) In tempo d’un menuetto

    5.37

  2. 8) Allegretto

    5.42

Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1

  1. 9) Andante

    4.05

  2. 10) Rondo (Allegro)

    3.49

Piano Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49, No. 2

  1. 11) Allegro ma non troppo

    4.18

  2. 12) Tempo di Menuetto

    3.27

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp, Op. 78,
“For Therese”

  1. 13) Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo

    8.05

  2. 14) Allegro vivace

    3.18

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79

  1. 15) Presto alla tedesca

    4.59

  2. 16) Andante

    3.10

  3. 17) Vivace

    2.09

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106
“Grosse Sonate für das Hammerklavier”

  1. 1) Allegro

    11.11

  2. 2) Scherzo (Assai vivace)

    2.41

  3. 3) Adagio sostenuto

    15.53

  4. 4) Largo – Allegro risoluto

    11.36

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

  1. 5) Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung

    3.41

  2. 6) Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla Marcia)

    5.45

  3. 7) Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll

    2.27

  4. 8) Geschwinde, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit

    6.56

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109

  1. 1) Vivace ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo

    3.22

  2. 2) Prestissimo

    2.24

  3. 3) Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

    13.05

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op. 110

  1. 4) Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

    6.24

  2. 5) Allegro molto

    2.00

  3. 6) Adagio ma non troppo – Arioso dolente

    3.38

  4. 7) Fuga

    6.28

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

  1. 8) Maestoso

    9.44

  2. 9) Arietta

    15.54

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