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This was the last of five new recordings released in September 1973, appearing one day after the four others. It marked the end of a long and often convoluted process: the first bars of the op. 31 triptych were recorded in July 1960, the final session took place almost thirteen years later on 15 May 1973! Amazingly, none of this is evident in the sonatas themselves.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 31 Complete

Released: 1973

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: I. Allegro vivace
  2. Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: II. Adagio grazioso
  3. Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegretto
  4. Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "The Tempest": I. Largo - Allegro
  5. Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "The Tempest": II. Adagio
  6. Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "The Tempest": III. Allegretto
  7. Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: I. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: II. Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
  9. Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: III. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
  10. Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: IV. Presto con fuoco