New Recording: Beethoven Piano Sonata in B Flat Op.22

A sonata that has been with me for a while – I first learned this when I was studying at Liverpool University and it has always been a favourite to play and to admire from a compositional perspective. Beethoven use of simple building blocks – indeed I think most of this sonata can be traced back in some way to the opening 6 note motif!

It stands as the last structurally classically straightforward Piano sonata and the last ‘Grand sonata’ not conceived as part of a group of three until the Hammerklavier – a Sonata this Op.22 shares lost of similarities with!

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