Piano Sonata No.29

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.29 in Bb major

Op. 106 • “Hammerklavier”

About this work...

To English speakers, the term "Hammerklavier" suggests pounding at the keyboard. Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata may have its percussive moments, but this title is simply the German word for pianoforte. In other words, the composer was simply specifying that this work absolutely had to be played on the modern keyboa...