Piano Sonata No.16

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.16 in G major

Op. 31/1

About this work...

After completing his Op. 28 Piano Sonata, Beethoven told his friend Krumpholz that he was dissatisfied with what he had written and was setting out to compose in a new way. However, the Op. 31 sonatas don't seem to indicate any radical changes. In the first of the three sonatas, one gesture really stands out: in the fi...