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Yet another scandal: Gould played the F-minor Piano Sonata, op. 57, at such a tortuously slow tempo that it seemed to fall into unrelated bits. “There is about the Appassionata – an egoistic pomposity, a defiant ‘let’s just see if I can’t get away with using that once more’ attitude—that on my own private Beethoven poll places this sonata somewhere between the King Stephen Overture and the Wellington’s Victory Symphony.”

Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 23

Released: 1970

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 8 in C minor for Piano, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile: I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
  2. Sonata No. 8 in C minor for Piano, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile: II. Adagio cantabile
  3. Sonata No. 8 in C minor for Piano, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile: III. Rondo. Allegro
  4. Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto - attacca:
  5. Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": II. Allegretto - attacca:
  6. Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato
  7. Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai
  8. Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto
  9. Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo; Presto