Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57

Beethoven's Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, colloquially known as the Appassionata, is considered one of the great piano sonatas of his middle period. It was composed during 1803-6, published in 1807, and dedicated to Count Franz von Brunswick. The nickname was coined in 1838 by the publisher of the four-hand arrangement. The Appassionata was considered by Beethoven to be his finest piano sonata until the Hammerklavier, describing it as a ''brilliantly executed display of emotion and music". An average performance of all three movements of the Appassionata ... more

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RecordingBeethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 - I. Allegro assai
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RecordingBeethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 - II. Andante con moto
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RecordingBeethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 - III. Allegro ma non troppo
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RecordingBeethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 - Complete Performance
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RecordingBeethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 - Complete Performance
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Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57
Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57
Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57
Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57
Piano Sonata no. 23 in Fm 'Apassionata', Op. 57

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