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Ludwig van Beethoven

Rudolf Serkin plays Beethoven sonatas 16 and 23 (Appassionata)

Rudolf Serkin plays Beethoven sonatas
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Pianist Rudolf Serkin
Genre Recital

The Austro-American pianist was particularly renowned for his playing of Beethoven, to which he brought a weighty, steely-fingered rigour.  In this public recital he pays the Sonata No 16 and the Appassionata, which has a fiery energy.

Track 1:

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

Allego vivace

Adagio grazioso

Rondo, alegretto – presto

Track 2:

Beethoven Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 ‘Appassionata’

Allegro assai

Andante con moto

Allegro ma non troppo – presto

This recording is from the collection of Patrick Saul

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