Piano Sonata No.21

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.21 in C major

Op. 53 • “Waldstein”

About this work...

Following the acquisition of an Erard fortepiano in 1803, Beethoven was inspired to write this sonata, one of the finest among his 32. The composer had known for about two years that he was losing his hearing, but he was far from complete deafness. The crisper tones of the new instrument were much more appealing to him... read more