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Martha Argerich plays Franz Liszt – The Piano Sonata in B-Minor S.178


Martha Argerich plays Franz Liszt – The Piano Sonata in B-Minor S.178

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Amazing Music/Performances: Schubert Piano Sonata No 9 in B, D575 Andras Schiff


Schubert Piano Sonata No 9 in B, D575 Andras Schiff

Beethoven – Gilels Piano Sonata No. 2


Beethoven – Gilels Piano Sonata
No. 2

Historic Musical Bits: Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664, great compositions/performances


Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major D664

Schubert – Overture in E minor, D. 648 , Prague Sinfonia, conducted by Christian Benda


Schubert – Overture in E minor, D. 648

Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff , great compositions/performances


Schubert Piano Sonata No 5 in A flat, D 557 Andras Schiff

Happy Birthday Mozart: Mozart piano sonata # 9 K.311 – DANIEL BARENBOIM , great compositions/perfoemances


DANIEL BARENBOIM ~ Mozart piano sonata # 9 ; K.311 1989

Schubert Symphony No 2 B flat major, D 125 / Maazel Bavarian RSO: make music part of your life series


Schubert Symphony No. 2, D125 B flat major Maazel Bavarian RSO

Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances


Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim

Español: Sonata para Piano nº12 en La bemol Mayor, Op. 26

* 1st Movement (Andante con Variazioni)
* 2nd Movement (Scherzo, Allegro Molto)
* 3rd Movement (Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe)
* 4th Movement (Allegro)

Work: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist: Daniel Barenhoim

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, Daniel Barenboim, great compositions/performances


Piano Sonata No. 31 – Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”- Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances


Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”. Daniel Barenboim, piano

Schubert – Piano sonata D.664 – Richter London 1979: great compositions/performances


Schubert – Piano sonata D.664 – Richter London 1979

Schumann – Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 – Harding: make music part of your life series


Schumann – Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 – Harding

Rachmaninov – Suite for two pianos n°1 – Rudenko / Lugansky: make music part of your life series



From:

Rachmaninov – Suite for two pianos n°1 – Rudenko / Lugansky

Sergei Rachmaninov:  Suite for two pianos n°1 op.5:

I. Allegretto. Barcarolle 0:00
II. Adagio sostenuto. La nuit… L’amour 7:35
III. Largo di molto. Les larmes 13:53
IV. Allegro maestoso. Pâques 19:24

Vadim Rudenko
Nikolai Luganski
Live recording, Moscow

Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert Sonata D.575: Great compositions/performances


Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert Sonata D.575

The Piano Sonata in B major, D. 575 by Franz Schubert is a sonata for solo piano, posthumously published as Op. 147. Schubert composed the sonata in August 1817.

Movements

I. Allegro ma non troppo (B major)

II. Andante (E major)

III. Scherzo: Allegretto – Trio (G major, D Major)

IV. Allegro giusto (B major)

 

Bob van Asperen – Antonio Soler – Sonata 84 (make music part of your life series)


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Bob van Asperen – Antonio Soler – Sonata 84

Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966 (great compositions/performances)


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Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966

Sergei Prokofiev:
Piano sonata n°6 op.82

I. Allegro moderato 0:00
II. Allegretto 8:55
III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo 12:45
IV. Vivace 19:07

Sviatoslav Richter
Live recording, Locarno, 18.IX.1966

make music part of your life: Alfred Brendel, Plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2


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Ludwig van Beethoven – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2

Alfred Brendel, Piano

great compositions/performances: Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 15 en Re mayor Opus 28 Pastoral. Daniel Barenboim, piano


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Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nr. 15 en Re mayor Opus 28 Pastoral. Daniel Barenboim, piano

greaat compositions/performances: Beethoven's Sonata for piano Nr. 15 in D major Op. 28 "Pastorale"Daniel Barenboim -piano

great compositions/performances: Beethoven’s Sonata for piano Nr. 15 in D major Op. 28 “Pastorale“Daniel Barenboim -piano

great compositions/performances:Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in B Major D575


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Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in B Major D575

Franz Schubert:
Piano Sonata in B Major D575:
Mvt.I: Allegro ma non troppo 00:00
Mvt.II: Andante 08:04
Mvt.III: Scherzo. Allegretto 13:49
Mvt.IV: Allegro giusto 19:25

Wilhelm Kempff: piano

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make music part of your life series: F. GEMINIANI, Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minor “La Follia”, Ensemble 415


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F. GEMINIANI, Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minorLa Follia“, Ensemble 415

Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, 1687 – 1767

Concerto Grosso for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Strings & Continuo No. 12 in D minor “La Follia” (after Corelli Op.5/12) [Variations 1-8/Variations 9-14/Variations 15-24] 0:08

 

 

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES:Schubert Impromptu op. 142 No.3 B flat major


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Schubert Impromptu op. 142 No.3 B flat major – VALENTINA LISITSA

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major, D 664 (Op. 120) / Klára Würtz, piano.


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Klára Würtz, piano.
Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major, D 664 (Op. 120)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro

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Great Compositions/Performances: Emil Gilels plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s – Piano Sonata #31 in A-Flat, Op. 110


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Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata #31 in A-Flat, Op. 110

Composed in 1821.

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo (@ 0:00)
II. Allegro molto (@ 7:29)
III. Adagio — Fuga (@ 9:49)

Performed by Emil Gilels.
Paintings by William Blake.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

The Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed in 1821. It is the central piano sonata in the group of three opp. 109–111 which he wrote between 1820 and 1822, and the thirty-first of his published piano sonatas.

The sonata is in three movements. The moderato first movement in sonata form, marked con amabilità, is followed by a fast scherzo. The finale comprises a slow recitative and arioso dolente, a fugue, a return of the arioso lament, and a second fugue that builds to an affirmative conclusion.

Composition

In the summer of 1819 Moritz Schlesinger, from the Schlesinger firm of music publishers based in Berlin, met Beethoven and asked to purchase some compositions. After some negotiation by letter, and despite the publisher’s qualms about Beethoven’s retaining the rights for publication in England and Scotland, Schlesinger agreed to purchase 25 songs for 60 ducats and three piano sonatas at 90 ducats (Beethoven had originally asked 120 ducats for the sonatas). In May 1820 Beethoven agreed, the songs (op. 108) already being available, and he undertook to deliver the sonatas within three months. These three sonatas are the ones now known as opp. 109–111.

Beethoven was prevented from completing all three of the promised sonatas on schedule by factors including an attack of jaundice; Op. 109 was completed and delivered in 1820, but correspondence shows that Op. 110 was still not ready by the middle of December 1821, and the completed autograph score bears the date December 25, 1821. Presumably the sonata was delivered shortly thereafter, since Beethoven was paid the 30 ducats for this sonata in January 1822.

Form

Alfred Brendel characterizes the main themes of the sonata as all derived from the hexachord – the first six notes of the diatonic scale – and the intervals of the third and fourth that divide it. He also points out that contrary motion is a feature of much of the work, particularly prominent in the scherzo second movement.

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JOHANNES BRAHMS – 7 WALTZES OP. 39: JOHANNES BRAHMS – 7 WALTZES OP. 39 Performed by Dinu Lipatti, Nadia Boulanger



JOHANNES BRAHMS – 7 WALTZES OP. 39
Performed by Dinu Lipatti, Nadia Boulanger

1. Waltz for Four Hands in C-Sharp Major, No. 6, Op. 39 00:00
2. Waltz for Four Hands in A-Flat Major, No. 15, Op. 39 00:58
3. Waltz for Four Hands in E Major, No. 2, Op. 39 2:04
4. Waltz for Four Hands in B Major, No. 1, Op. 39 3:19
5. Waltz for Four Hands in G-Sharp Minor, No. 14, Op. 39 4:07
6. Waltz for Four Hands in G Major, No. 10, Op. 39 5:15
7. Waltz for Four Hands in E Major, No. 5, Op. 39 5:47

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Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck)



Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck)

00:00 – Adagio sostenuto – Allegro
17:59 – Rondo. Allegro vivace

Paul Tortelier, cello
Eric Heidsieck, piano

recorded: 1972

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Muzio Clementi – Minuetto Pastorale


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Muzio Clementi – Minuetto Pastorale

Muzio Clementi (24 January 1752 — 10 March 1832) was a composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Rome, he spent most of his life in England.

Work: Minuetto Pastorale

Orchestra: The Philharmonia

Conductor: Francesco d’Avalos

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Great Compositions/Performances: Horowitz plays Schumann Toccata in C Major, Op.7



Robert Schumann 
Toccata in C Major, Op.7 
Vladimir Horowitz: piano

 

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Kempff plays Schubert Piano Sonata in A Minor D845, Op.42


The Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845 (Op. 42) by Franz Schubert is a sonata for solo piano, composed in May 1825.

Piano Sonata in A Minor D845: 

I. Moderato, A minor 00:00

II. Andante poco moto, C major. (4 measures missing after measure 43) 8:06

III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento, A minor 17:13

IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace, A minor 23:58

The first movement is in sonata form though with ambiguity over the material in the development and the beginning of the recapitulation.[1]

The second movement is in variation form. Noted performers of the work in the 19th century included Hans von Bülow, who played the sonata in both Europe and the USA.[2]

Daniel Coren has discussed the nature of the recapitulation in the first movement of this sonata.[3]

Wilhelm Kempff: piano

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Wilhelm Kempff PlaysBeethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 16 Op. 31 in G major



Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1, was composed between 1801 and 1802.
The sonata consists of three movements. A typical performance lasts about 20 minutes.

  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Adagio grazioso
  3. Rondo, allegretto – presto

Although it was numbered as the first piece in the trio of piano sonatas which were published as Opus 31 in 1803, Beethoven actually finished it after the Op. 31 No. 2, the Tempest Sonata. [From Wikipedia]

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Beethoven – Sonata No. 15 D-dur – Valery Afanasiev, piano



Не правда ли, необычное (как бы странное) исполнение (интерпретация)?
Конец сонаты в этом моём ТВ-рипе, к сожалению, обрезан (отсутствует).
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Valery Afanassiev (Russian: Валерий Павлович Афанасьев, Valerij Pavlovič Afanasiev; born 8 September 1947) is a Russian pianist, writer and conductor.

 

 

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K. 545 (Facile)



The Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was described by Mozart himself in his own thematic catalogue as “for beginners,” and it is sometimes known by the nickname Sonata facile or Sonata semplice. Mozart added the work to his catalogue on June 26, 1788, the same date as his Symphony No. 39. The exact circumstances of the work’s composition are not known, however. Although the piece is well-known today, it was not published in Mozart’s lifetime and first appeared in print in 1805. A typical performance takes about 14 minutes. The work has three movements:
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondo
The first movement is written in sonata form and is in the key of C major. The familiar opening theme is accompanied by an Alberti bass, played in the left hand.
A bridge passage composed of scales follows, arriving at a cadence in G major, the key in which the second theme is then played. A codetta follows to conclude the exposition, then the exposition is repeated. The development starts in G minor and modulates through several keys. The recapitulation begins, unusually, in the subdominant key of F major. According to Charles Rosen, the practice of beginning a recapitulation in the subdominant was “rare at the time [the sonata] was written,” though the practice was later taken up by Franz Schubert. The second movement is in the key of G major, the dominant key of C major. The music modulates in the middle of this movement to the parallel minor (G minor) and its relative major (B-flat major). The movement then modulates to the tonic, and, after the main theme and development is heard again, ends.
The third movement is in rondo form and is in the tonic key, C major. The first theme is lively and sets the mood of the piece. The second theme is in G major and contains an Alberti bass in the left hand. The first theme appears again and is followed by a third theme. The third theme is in a minor key and modulates through many different keys before modulating into C major. The first theme appears again followed by a coda and finally ends in C major.
The finale was transcribed to F major and collected with a solo piano arrangement of the second movement of the violin sonata in F major to form the Piano Sonata in F major, K. 547a.
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Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in B major, D 960 (Op. posth.) and D 575 (Op. posth. 147)



Klára Würtz, piano.
Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 (Op. posth.)
I. Motto moderato
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo, allegro vivace con delicatezza
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo

Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in B major, D 575 (Op. posth. 147)

I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Andante
III. Scherzo, allegretto
IV. Allegro giusto

Beethoven Sonata Op 106 “Hammerklavier” Part 1 Valentina Lisitsa



Recording in Hannover Germany
Beethoven Sonata Op 106 “Hammerklavier” Part 1 Valentina Lisitsa

 

Valentina Lisitsa: Beethoven Sonata in F minor, No.23, Op 57 “Appassionata”



Rehearsal run before recital in Musikverein, Vienna

Piano Sonata No. 23 (Beethoven)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
For the 1974 Italian film, see Appassionata (film). For the album by Maksim Mrvica, see Appassionata (album).

Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (colloquially known as the Appassionata, meaning “passionate” in Italian) is a piano sonata. Among the three famous piano sonatas of his middle period (the others being the Waldstein, Op. 53 and Les Adieux, Op. 81a), it was composed during 1804 and 1805, and perhaps 1806, and was dedicated to Count Franz von Brunswick. The first edition was published in February 1807 in Vienna.

Unlike the early Sonata No. 8, Pathétique,[1] the Appassionata was not named during the composer’s lifetime, but was so labeled in 1838 by the publisher of a four-handarrangement of the work.

The Appassionata was considered by Beethoven to be his most tempestuous piano sonata until the twenty-ninth piano sonata (known as the Hammerklavier), being described as a “brilliantly executed display of emotion and music”.[citation needed] 1803 was the year Beethoven came to grips with the irreversibility of his progressively deteriorating deafness.

Movements/Sections
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
Composition Year 1804–06

 

Nr. 32 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Andante for Flute & Orchestra in C major KV 315


Nr. 32 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Andante for Flute & Orchestra in C major KV 315

Gilels plays Scarlatti – 7 Sonatas (live in Locarno, 1984)



Gilels could do no wrong.

Domenico Scarlatti 
[1] Sonata in D minor, K 141
[2] Sonata in F major, K 518      4:39
[3] Sonata in D minor, K 32       9:38
[4] Sonata in F minor, K 466   12:43
[5] Sonata in A major, K 533   17:45
[6] Sonata in B minor, K 27     20:50
[7] Sonata in G major, K 125   25:36

Emil Gilels (piano)
Recorded: September 25, 1984, live, Chiesa di San Francesco, Locarno, Switzerland

Beethoven Piano Sonata 15 D major Pastoral Op 28 Barenboim



From Wikipedia:
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was named Pastoral or Pastorale by Beethoven’s publisher at the time, A. Cranz. While not as widely recognised as its immediate predecessor, Piano Sonata No. 14, it is admired for the intricacy and technicality in the beauty it portrays. It takes roughly 35 minutes to play the entire work as intended with repeats.

Published in 1801, it is dedicated to the Count Joseph von Sonnenfels. This sonata was written at a time when Beethoven’s alarm at his worsening deafness was increasing. Nevertheless, Beethoven paints a serene image with this sonata.

The whole sonata is in D major, and follows the typical four-movement form of the classical sonata.

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. ScherzoAllegro vivace
  4. RondoAllegro ma non troppo

“Pastoral”

It has been speculated whether the title ‘pastoral‘ refers to the sense of countryside and nature (the 6th symphony pastoral sense), or to its sense of calm, simplicity and lightness. Beethoven’s publishers had a tendency to name his sonatas without any consultation from Beethoven himself. Beethoven wrote most of his works with greatly contrasting parts, and behaves no differently in this sonata. Though its first and last movements can well be described as “pastorale,” the inner two bear no real similarity to the name at all.

 

P. Dukas, The sorcerer’s Apprentice



Paul Dukas (1865-1935), french composer and symphonist, known as “the french Richar Strauss”, composed this symphonic ballad after Goethe in 1897, and immediatly became Dukas most-known piece, despite a splendid piano sonata. Michel Plasson conducting the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse

 

Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in E minor, D 566



Frank van de Laar, piano.
Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in E minor, D 566 
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Scherzo, allegro vivace
IV. Rondo, allegretto

Beethoven: Six Variations on ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, WoO 70 – Wilhelm Kempff, 1964



Wilhelm Kempff: “Für Elise” (Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor) – 1965, Deutsche Grammophon : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DSjo…
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Wilhelm Kempff plays 6 Variations on ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’ (a duet from the opera “La Molinara” by Giovanni Paisiello, which premiered in 1789), WoO 70, by Beethoven, recorded by Kempff in 1962.

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More Kempff performances:

Mozart Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrX4zj…

Piano Sonata in A minor, K 310 – Movement 1 (Mozart) – 1962 DG Recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuTwlO…

Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491 – Movement 1/1 (Mozart) – 1960, DG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoJAG5…

Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester B-dur KV 595 (1/2) (Mozart) – 1963, DG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFqm_…

Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven”s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (Uploaded on Jan 14, 2012 – 80,245 views)


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Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”

  •     I.  Allegro assai – 00:36
  • II. Andante con moto – 11:07
  • III. Allegro ma non troppo – 17:47

 

 

Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata no. 5, D 557 – Wilhelm Kempff



Franz Schubert
1797-1828

Piano Sonata no. 5, D. 557
in A flat major / As-dur / en La bemol majeur

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro

a Friday Matinee at the concert: Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) Violin Sonata II, Op.5


 

00:00 – Andante
02:06 – Presto
04:30 – Adagio 
05:18 – Allegro

Anton Steck violin
Christian Rieger harpsichord
Markus Möllenbeck violoncello

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Geminiani on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Geminiani

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Thursday Afternoon at the Concert: Annie Fischer plays Beethoven – Piano Sonata 18, Op.31, No.3 “The Hunt” (Color-Coded Analysis)


Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3 (1802)
I.Allegro @0:00
II.Scherzo. Allegretto vivace @8:00
III.Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso @12:54
IV.Presto con fuoco @16:58

Piano: Annie Fischer

For more videos of this type see:
Color-Coded Analysis of Beethoven‘s Music (INDEX):
http://lvbandmore.blogspot.com/p/simple-visual-breakdowns-of-works.html

Introduction to Sonata Form:
http://lvbandmore.blogspot.com/p/about-sonata-form-and-analysis.html

This analysis was assisted in large part by Donald Tovey‘s “Companion to Beethoven’s Pianoforte Sonatas”.