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The “scandal” surrounding Beethoven’s final triptych of sonatas (see No. 2) failed to rematerialize, but Gould remained true to his unorthodox interpretative approach and brazenly violated the composer’s instructions, changing the tempo of the F-major sonata at the opening of the firstmovement recapitulation and substituting a fortissimo for a pianissimo in movement 3 of the D-major Sonata.

Beethoven: Sonatas No. 5-7, Op. 10, No. 1-3

Released: 1965

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: I. Allegro molto e con brio
  2. Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: II. Adagio molto
  3. Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1: III. Finale. Prestissimo
  4. Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: I. Allegro
  5. Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: II. Allegretto
  6. Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2: III. Presto
  7. Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3: I. Presto
  8. Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3: II. Largo e mesto
  9. Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3: III. Menuetto. Allegro
  10. Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3: IV. Rondo. Allegro