Ludwig van Beethoven

1770—1827

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
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This week's download features Beethoven's Piano Sonata no. 23, op. 57. This sonata is commonly known as "Appassionata," a term bestowed upon it after Beethoven's death.

This recording is performed by Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha.

Authorized users can view the score to this sonata, available from Music Online: Classical Scores Library. Also available to all users is Beethoven's autograph manuscript, and several video performances of the work featuring interpretations by Maurizio Pollini, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Arrau, and Lang Lang.

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Nuen Variationen über einen Marsch von Dressler
Breitkopf and Härtel 1782
Drei Sonaten für das Pianoforte, Sonate No. 2
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
Drei Sonaten für das Pianoforte, Sonate No. 3
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
Schilderung eines Mädchens
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
Drei Sonaten für das Pianoforte, Sonate No. 33
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
Zweistimmige Fuge für Orgel
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
Rondo für das Pianoforte, WoO 49, A major
Breitkopf and Härtel 1783
An einen Säugling
Breitkopf and Härtel 1784
Beethoven, et al.
Drei Quartette, WoO 36, No. 2
Breitkopf and Härtel 1785
Drei Quartette, WoO 36, No. 1
Breitkopf and Härtel 1785
Drei Quartette, WoO 36, No. 3
Breitkopf and Härtel 1785
Trio, piano, flute, bassoon, K.WoO 37, G major
Breitkopf and Härtel 1786