Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

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Originally, I had the idea of starting a thread about creating a new box set of Beethoven's 32 sonatas by 32 different pianists.

I posted a list of my favorites in each (below) and tried to whittle it down unsuccessfully.

I decided it was too narrow a topic, so I have changed the topic to simply be "Beethoven's 32 Sonatas" so that we can have a thread to discuss anything in regards to these incredible works. Feel free to post reviews, your favorites, questions, etc. :)

Early

1. Op 2/1 – Fischer/Schnabel --- Gulda, Kovacevich, Backhaus, Barenboim, Nat, Serkin

2. Op 2/2 – Fischer/Schnabel/Hungerford – Casadesus, Gulda, Gilels, Barenboim, Backhaus, Nat

3. Op 2/3 – Gulda – Gilels, Kempff(m), Backhaus, Barenboim, Solomon(Pearl) Kovacevich, Solomon, Nat

4. Op 7 – Richter – Barenboim, Nat, Gulda, Kempff(m), Hungerford, Gilels, Backhaus, Goode

5. Op 10/1 – Kovacevich – Fischer, Gulda, Gilels, Hungerford, Nat, Yudina, Kempff(m), Backhaus

6. Op 10/2 – Kovacevich – Fischer, Backhaus, Hungerford, Gulda, Schnabel, Serkin, Kempff (m)

7. Op 10/3 – Schnabel – Kovacevich, Gilels, Fischer, Richter, Kempff(m)/Backhaus /Gulda

8. “Pathetique” Moravec–Serkin(m), Serkin(st), Fischer, Gilels, Nat, Kovacevich, Gulda, Backhaus, Schnabel.

9. Op 14/1 – Gulda – Fischer, Backhaus, Gieseking, Kovacevich, Schnabel

10. Op 14/2 – Barenboim – Richter, Gulda, Backhaus, Kempff(m), Goode

11. Op 22 – Barenboim – Gulda, Serkin, Gilels, Kempff(m), Richter, Nat, Backhaus.

12. Op 26 – Richter – Barenboim, Yudina, Gilels, Gulda, Goode, Backhaus, Nat

13. Op 27/1 – Fischer – Gilels, Gulda, Solomon, Schnabel, Hungerford, Serkin

14. Op 27/2 – “Moonlight” Lupu/Fischer/Roberts – Gilels/Rubinstein/Serkin(m), Moravec, Gulda, Serkin (st), Solomon, Hungerford, Backhaus, Nat.

15. Op 28 – “Pastoral” Kovacevich – Gulda, Kempff(st), Schnabel





Middle Period Sonatas

16. Op 31/1 – Fischer – Gulda, Kempff(m), Gilels, Goode, Yudina, Roberts, Backhaus, Nat

17. Op 31/2 – “Tempest” Fischer – Richter, Gilels, Gulda, Schnabel, Nat, Goode, Backhaus, Roberts, Haskil

18. Op 31/3 – Fischer – Goode, Kovacevich(gpotc), Kempff(m), Backhaus, Haskil

19. Op 49/1 – Gulda – Richter, Hungerford, Fischer, Schnabel, Barenboim

20. Op 49/2 – Gulda – Schnabel, Hungerford, Kempff(m), Goode, O’Conor, Backhaus, Nat

21. Op 53 – “Waldstein” Serkin (m) - Fischer/Gilels, Horowitz, Schnabel, Backhaus, Nat, Gieseking, Kempff(m)

22. Op 54 – Fischer – Richter, Solomon, Kempff(m), Yudina

23. Op 57 – “Appassionata” Fischer – Arrau/Richter, Roberts, Goode, Horowitz, Serkin(m), Nat, Kempff(m).

24. Op 78 – Barenboim/Kempff(m)/Serkin(m) – Schnabel, O’Conor

25. Op 79 – Goode/Kempff(m) – Schnabel, Gilels, Barenboim, Gulda

26. Op 81a – “Les Adieux” Gilels/Fischer – Barenboim/Moravec/Serkin (m), Roberts, Rubinstein, Schnabel, Kovacevich.




Late Sonatas

27. Op 90 – Fischer – Barenboim/Kempff(m)/Gilels, Gulda, Richter, Backhaus, Yudina

28. Op 101 – Fischer – Kempff(st), Pollini, Yudina, Gilels, Barenboim

29. “Hammerklavier” Pollini – Gulda, Fischer, Solomon, Serkin, Yudina, Barenboim, Nat, Backhaus, Kempff(m), Gilels

30. Op 109 – Fischer/Pollini/Serkin(m) – Gulda, Schnabel, Barenboim, Richter, Backhaus, Serkin(st), Gilels, Nat, Kempff(m)

31. Op 110 – Serkin(st,1960) - Fischer/Kempff(st)/Gilels/Roberts , Pollini, Nat, Schnabel, Barenboim, Richter, Backhaus, Hungerford.

32. Op 111 – Yudina(studio) - Fischer/Kempff(st)/Gulda, Pollini/Barenboim/Richter/Schnabel/Serkin(st), Nat, Backhaus, Hungerford.
 
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