Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 2
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 24 in F-sharp major, Op 78 (9:42)
Jonathan Biss, piano
On this second volume in his complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas, Jonathan Biss has chosen the the early Op 7 from 1796 to open the recital. This sonata is exceeded in length and grandeur only by the Hammerklavier. He follows this with another early sonata, the famous Moonlight, and the fascinating Fantasy Op 77, concluding with one of the composer’s own favorites, the delightful Op 78, which may have been intended as a companion work to the Fantasy.