Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53

The Piano Sonata no. 21, Op. 53, nicknamed Waldstein, is considered to be one of Beethoven's greatest piano sonatas. Completed in 1804, it has a scope that surpasses Beethoven's previous sonatas, and notably is one of his most technically challenging compositions. It is a key work early in his 'Heroic' decade (1803-1812) and set the stage for piano compositions in the grand manner both in Beethoven's later work and all future composers. The Waldstein receives its name from Beethoven's dedication to Count Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel von Waldstein of ... more

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Sheet Music Sonata No. 21 in C Major Waldstein, Op. 53 - Complete Score
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RecordingSonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - I. Allegro Con Brio
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RecordingSonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - II. Introduzione - Adagio Molto
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RecordingSonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - III. Rondo - Allegretto Moderato, Prestissimo
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Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53

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