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

This piece contains the following parts:

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Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - I. Allegro Con Brio Paul Pitman
Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - II. Introduzione - Adagio Molto Paul Pitman
Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 in C Major Waldstein - III. Rondo - Allegretto Moderato, Prestissmo Paul Pitman
Composer Form Instrument Period
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano Classical

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in ... more Learn More »
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